ISLAMABAD: Nisar Nasik, an eminent poet and the lyricist of the national song Dil Dil Pakistan, breathed his last on Wednesday at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi.
Nasik, 85, was suffering from diabetes and amnesia, his son Khayal Aqdas.
It is a lesser-known fact that the lyrics of the iconic national song Dil DIl Pakistan, sung by the late singer-turned-businessman Junaid Jamshed, was penned by Nasik.
A proud production of Pakistan’s first ever pop band Vital Signs, the song received unprecedented acclaim and went on to become the most popular national song.
Nasik remained associated with Radio Pakistan throughout his life and also contributed a lot in the expansion of Pakistan Television (PTV). He also authored two novelettes – Chothi Simat Ka Musafir and Dil Dil Pakistan.
He was bestowed with the lifetime achievement award by PTV for his literary contributions.
Nasik will be put to rest at the Ratta Amral graveyard in Rawalpindi today.