ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): The second death anniversary of celebrated
folk singer of Pakistan, Reshma was observed on Monday across the country
and abroad as fans remembered her folk legacies.
Having the award of Sitara Imtiaz for her services, the singer rules
the hearts of fans through her melodious lyrics that are still popular
even after her death.
“Reshma was one of the folk legend as she was known as the Voice of
Passion and inspiration to many”, say her fans on social media.
Born in 1947 in Rajasthan to a Banjara (Gypsy) family, Reshma did
not receive any formal education and spent much of her childhood singing at the Shrines of the mystic saints of Sindh.
When she was twelve years old, she was spotted singing at Shahbaaz
Qalandar’s shrine by a television and radio producer, who arranged for her to make a recording of “Laal Meri” on Pakistan radio.
She became an instant hit and since that day, Reshma has been one of the most popular folk singers of Pakistan, appearing on television in the 1960s, recording songs for both the Pakistani and Indian film industry, and performing at home and abroad.
Some of her famous songs “Dama Dam Mast Qalandar”, “Ankhiyan no rehen de ankhyan de kol kol”, and “Lambi Judai” pushed her to the heights of fame.
She died on 3 November 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan, after suffering from throat cancer for several years.