Born in India’s Rajhistan in 1947 renowned folk singer Reshma has passed away today here in Lahore, ARY News reported. Reshma was suffering from throat cancer.She belonged to a tribe which had converted to Islam. Her tribe migrated to Karachi shortly after the Partition of India.
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.
Some of her famous numbers are “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar”, “Hai O Rabba nahion lagda dil mera”, “Sun charkhe di mithi mithi cook mahiya meinu yaad aunda”, “Wey main chori chori”, “Ankhiyan no rehen de ankhyan de kol kol”.
Indian director Subhash Ghai used her voice to great effect in the film Hero, which featured one of her most famous songs, “Lambi Judai”.
Today on 3rd November 2013 Reshma has left all her memories and great music behind for her fans.