Lahore : Famous singer A Nayyar has passed away in Lahore after long time illness.
A Nayyar was a Pakistani ghazal/film singer. He started singing in 1974, beginning his career from film Bahisht. His first film song Yunhin din cut jayen, yuhin shaam dhal jaye was a duet song with Rubina Badar in film Bahisht, composed by A. Hameed.
Nayyar claims famous singer Ahmed Rushdi as an important contributor to his career as he learned playback singing from Rushdi. Nayyar and Akhlaq Ahmed remained dominant playback singers of Pakistani film industry in the 1980s.
Nayyar also runs a music academy in Lahore.
Like Saleem Raza, S. B. John and Irene Perveen, Nayyar belongs to a Christian family.