Veteran folk singer Reshma is being remembered on her 7th death anniversary today.
When we talk about the iconic ‘Lambi Judaai’, the name of Reshma cannot be forgotten! The singer was well-known for her unique and heartfelt voice. When you listen to her songs, you will feel yourself in imaginable scenarios!
Reshma was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan to the Banjara family around the year 1947.
The singer was just 12 years old when she began her singing career with Shahbaz Qalander’s shrine by a television and radio producer, who arranged for her to record “Laal Meri” on Pakistan radio.
She was famous for other songs include Dama Dam Mast Kalandar and Wey mein chori chori across the borders.
In 2004, she recorded “Ashkan Di Gali Vich Mukaam De Gaya”, which was used in the Bollywood film Woh Tera Naam Tha, and was also a hit record in India
Reshma was awarded several national awards; she held prestigious awards including Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Legends of Pakistan given by the President of Pakistan.
Reshma was diagnosed with throat cancer in the 1980s. In later years, her health deteriorated, leading President Pervez Musharraf to come to her aid, giving her Rs1 million to help pay off a bank loan, as well as putting her on secured assistance of Rs10,000 per month.
He also helped her secure a piece of land for herself, but that did not go through due to the change in government.
She died on 3 November 2013 in Lahore after suffering from throat cancer for several years.