Eminent folk singer Reshma remembered

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): Prominent folk singer Reshma was remembered on her 7th death anniversary on Tuesday. She died on November 3, 2013 in Lahore after suffering from throat cancer for several years.

Reshma, popularly known as Bulbule Sehra having powerful singing voice, is remembered for folk songs.

Born in a nomadic Banjara household in Rajasthan (India) in 1947, Reshma was discovered by a producer of Radio Pakistan while singing at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Sindh at the age of 12. After her first hit project, she was catapulted to fame with several television appearances in the 1960s.

Reshma recorded songs for both the Pakistani and Indian film industry. Some of her most memorable songs include “Laal Meri Paat”, “Hai O Rabba Nahion Lagda Dil Mera”,

“Ankhiyan Nu Rehen De” and “Lambi Judai” among others.

She was bestowed on the Pride of Performance Award in 1982 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2008.