LAHORE: Seasoned Lyricist Khawaja Pervaiz, the creator of more than 15,000 ever-green songs in Urdu as well Punjabi languages, passed away after protracted illness at the Mayo Hospital here on Monday.

The lyricist par-excellence, 78, was a chronic diabetic and suffered from asthmatic complication. He was admitted to the Mayo hospital last week with the symptoms of low- sugar where he breath his last this morning.
Khawaja Ghulam Mohyuddin (pen-name Pervaiz), born in 1932 in Amritsar (Indian Punjab), migrated to Lahore (Pakistan) in 1947 and settled in Gawalmandi.
By virtue of his poetic genius, Khawaja Pervaiz was ranked among the top lyricists of the Pakistani film industry who created thousands of filmi songs, ghazals,national and war songs as well as poems.
During his illustrious film career, spanning over 45 years, he created memorable songs for Urdu and Punjabi films which endeared to the music lovers for ever.
His best remembered songs are: ‘Jub koi Pyar Sai Bulai Ga/ Tum Ko Aik Shakhs Yaad Aiy Ga’, ‘Kisay Da Yaar Na Wichray’,’Tum Hee Mehboob Mairay’, and one of the best Punjab ever-greens ‘Mahi Aavey Gaa Main Phulain Therti Sajawan gi.’
Madam Noor Jehan, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali khan,Ghulam Ali, Masood Rana and other great vocalists sang his songs.
Khawaja Pervaiz was laid to rest in the Miani Sahib graveyard in the presence of political, film, tv, stage figures as well as admirers.

The renowned lyricist is survived by two wives and six children. (APP)