Melody King Of Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Sofi Is No More.
He contributed a significant lot to Kashmiri Classical Music..
He was born on July 8 in the year 1932 at Dalgate, near Dal Lake, Srinagar. He began his music career in early 1950's from the local radio station Radio Kashmir and became very popular with the masses.
He also sang for Doordarshan Kendra, Srinagar, and the Cultural Academy besides working as an instructor in the Song and Drama Dvision from 1967 to 1994.
Hassan Sofi, commonly knows as "Hassan Suif" had also received life time achievement award from the union Information Ministry and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah award from the state government in 2006.
His most famous song " Afsus Duniya " is loved by all and describes the stages of life for a man from birth to death. Friend from "Kashmiri Overseas Association" | www.koausa.org
have a collection of his songs.
QaziMamoon.com presents a few of their links (some of his personal favourites that is... :)
Afsoos Duniya kansiya' na lob samsaar sity'e
Ch logath soram chachm'n , may koratham dil ubalayee
Nyaree latee'e, bar ch vathiyey'e
Chana'e bar tal ravam racha'e aawaaz vach'e no
Zamanai pokene hamdam
Rozoo rozoo bozoo
(These songs require you to use REAL PLAYER media player. A free version can be downloaded at
http://www.real.com/realplayer/free-media-player , TQ)
Alec Smart Said
إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ۬ وَإِنَّہُم مَّيِّتُونَ
"Truly thou wilt die (one day), and truly they (too) will die (one day)."
Surah Al Zumar (39:30)