Saleem Haider

Saleem Haider (b. 1949) is a music director who was born in Lahore. His teacher was the famous Akhtar Hussain Akhiyan, who worked on films such as Gulbadan, Aas Paas, etc. His paternal family were stage artists while his maternal family included famed sarangi player Ustad Nathu Khan, who was his uncle. His grandfather and grand-uncle used to collaborate with the famed poet Agha Hashar Kashmiri, who wrote plays for the New Alfred Theatrical Company, one of the first modern acting companies in the Subcontinent. Mr. Haider has worked on the famous film Patay Khan with his teacher Akhtar Hussain Akhiyan, and on the hit patriotic song Ae Watan Pyare Watan. Along with being a prominent music director at PTV, he has also worked with Radio Pakistan in the past. His family is currently working in the music industry, and he now teaches music to students.


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