Since we’ve all celebrated Pakistan Day yesterday, most of us are feeling more patriotic than before. Right at that time, this video popped up on the Internet making us all swoon while listening to the street performer playing Pakistani national anthem on a saxophone.
Pakistani national anthem is one of the top anthems in the world mostly because of its catchy tune and unique lyrics. The music for the Pakistani national anthem was composed by a musician named Ahmad G. Chhagla in 1949.
The lyrics of the anthem were written by Pakistan’s famous poet Hafiz Jallundhri in 1952. His lyrics were selected from 723 competing songs and was awarded the prize money of Rs10,000. It was released on August 13th, 1954, at Radio Pakistan where the whole nation heard it for the first time.
The national anthem was recorded in 1954 with eleven Pakistani singers named including Ahmad Rushdi, Kaukab Jahan, Rasheeda Begum, Najam Ara, Naseema Shaheen, Zawar Hussain, Akhtar Abbas, Ghulam Dastagir, Anwar Zaheer and Akhtar Wasi Ali. It was recorded using 21 music instruments and 38 different tones.
Recently at the launch of Motorola smartphones, Lenovo also presented the national anthem of Pakistan in a new and mesmerizing way.