LAHORE: A legend folk singert Reshma, who was suffering from throat cancer for a long time, passed away in Lahore on Sunday morning, hospital sources said.
According to the hospital sources, Reshma was in coma for a month.
She was born in Bikaner, Rahasthan to Banjara family round 1947. Her tribe migrated to Karachi shortly after the partition.
At the age of 12, the legendary vocalist was spotted vocalising at Shahbaz Qalander’s shrine by TV and wireless manufacturer, who arrange for her to make a notes of “Laal Meri” on Pakistan wireless.
She became an instant strike and since that day, Reshma has been one of the most popular folk vocalists of Pakistan, seeming on television in the 1960s, recording pieces of music for both the Pakistani and Indian movie industry, and accomplishing at dwelling and abroad.
Some of her well known numbers are “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar”, “Hai O Rabba nahion lagda dil mera”, “Sun charkhe di mithi mithi cook mahiya meinu yaad aunda”, “Wey me chori chori”, “Ankhiyan no rehen de ankhyan de kol kol” and “Lambi Judai”.