Playback singer, actor
|Real name||Inayat Hussain|
|First film||Sachai (Urdu - 1949)|
|Life||Thursday, 12 January, 1928 - |
Monday, 31 May, 1999
Inayat Hussain Bhatti was first top male singer in Pakistani films and was called Awami Gulukar (Peoples Singer) in Punjab. His first released film was Sachai (1949) and he sang almost 350 songs in 200 films from 1949-90. He also appeared in many films as an actor. He was introduced as an supporting actor in film Bheegi Palken (1952) and as hero debuted in film Jallan (1955).
Inayat Hussain Bhatti established Bhatti Pictures and produced and distributed many films. He was producer, director and hero of first Siraiki film Dhian Nimania (1973) and directed some other films as well. He was also owner of Bhatti Theatre and performed in various festivals in Punjab in the 1960s. He also wrote articles in newspapers and was a famous Zakar. He was also a social worker and contested election in 1985 but failed. He was very active to promote Punjabi language.
Bhatti's sahib had a big film-family. His brother Kaifee was a successful film director and actor. His son Waseem Abbas is a famous name in TV acting and appeared in few films as well. His another son Nadeem Abbas Bhatti was producer of most of his movies and acted in a film. His another brother Shujaat Hussain Bhatti was seen in a film. His relative S.A. Ashrafi was famous film director. Famous actresses Ghazala and Chakori were married to his brother Kaifee.
Inayat Hussain Bhatti was born at Gujrat, Punjab on January 12, 1928 and also died and buried there on May 31, 1999.
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