Early LifeReshman was born to a Pakkhiwas(gypsy) family in Rajasthan one year after Independence. Her father, Haji Muhammad Mushtaq, was a camel and horse trader from Malashi.They traded in horses, cows and goats. Reshma belonged to a tribe which had converted to Islam. Her tribe migrated to Karachi shortly after Independence. Gifted with a melodious voice, Reshman did not receive any formal education. She spent much of her childhood singing at the Mazars (shrines) of the mystic saints of Sindh.
Her First SongGilani arranged for her to make a recording of "Laal Meri Pat Rakhio" on Radio Pakistan in 1968.She became an instant hit and since that day, Reshma has been one of the most popular folk singers of Pakistan, and garnered international renown.
She was also Famous across the borderHer fame had crossed the border, thanks to pirated tapes. She was able to perform live in India much later, during the 1980s when India and Pakistan allowed exchange of artists. Subhash Ghai used her voice in the film Hero, which featured one of her most famous songs, Lambi Judai. During her career she was invited to meet Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. 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.
Some Famous Songs of Reshma
- Akhian Mila Ke Channa
- Akhian Nu Rehn De
- Chal Dila Labhan Chaliye
- Dama Dam Mast Qalandar
- Dhole Ri Moomal
- Eh Tan Mera (Sultan Bahu)
- Hai O Rabba Naeeo Lagda Dil Mera
- Jadon Mahi Yaad Aave
- Kithe Nain Na Joreen (Manzoor Jhalla)
- Laal Mari Pat Rakhio Balla
- Lambi Judai
- Na Dil Dendi Bedardi Nu
- Phool Banro
- Rabba Sada Mahi Mail De
- Rajj Gallan Na Keetian
- Sade Wal Mukhra Mor (Bulleh Shah)
- Senraan Ra Baairya
- Tak Pattri Walia Lekh Mere
- Uth Gaye Gwandhon Yaar
- Ve Main Chori Chori (Manzoor Jhalla)
Reshma was Simple and Very Simple
Health IssuesReshma 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 one million Rupees to help pay off a bank loan, as well as putting her on a secured assistance of 10,000 rupees per month. He also helped her secure a plot of land for herself, but that did not go through due to the change in government. Her health deteriorated to such an extent that she was hospitalised in Lahore, Pakistan in 'Doctors Hospital' on 6 April 2013. The Punjab, Pakistan caretaker government elected to pay all her medical expenses.
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