6 Years On We Remember Punjabi Folk Singer – Reshma

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The sixth death anniversary of Pakistan’s celebrated Punjabi folk singer Reshma also known as Bulbule Sehra was observed nationwide on Sunday, ARY News has reported. A singer who gave the Punjabi folk scene so much love and respect should never be forgotten. 6 years on, it is good to see her songs still been celebrated.

Reshma was born in Bikander, Rajasthan to the Banjara family around the year 1947. Her family migrated to Pakistan when she was a month old and settled in Karachi. She was best known for her distinctive rendition of Punjabi folk songs.

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”.

Reshma was awarded several national awards; she held prestigious awards including Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Legends of Pakistan given by the President of Pakistan.

She died on 3 November 2013 in Lahore after suffering from throat cancer for several years.

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