Reshma
Reshma

   
Known as the ‘Bulbul Sehra,’ Reshma evoked the magic of her voice in folk music for decades and sang in Pashto, Sindhi, and Rajasthani languages besides Urdu. She did not have formal music training, but singing in the 1960s and 70s made her the most popular folk singer. The pain in her voice was unparalleled. This article has all the information about her, including Reshma Biography and Reshma Songs.

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Personal
Name:Reshma
Famous As:Folk Singer
In Urdu:ریشماں
Nationality:Pakistani
Residence:Karachi
Education:Reshman did not receive any formal education
Religion:Islam
Profession:Singer
Years Active:1968-2004
Awards :She bagged various awards
Born
Date:1947
Place:Ratangarh, Rajasthan, British India
Family
Spouse:Married
Children:4 Son and 3 Daughters
Parents:Haji Muhammad Mushtaq
Died
Date:3rd November 2013
Rest Place:Lahore

Reshma BiographyReshma FamilyReshma DeathReshma Songs

Reshma Biography

She had a very simple and gentle temperament. Despite reaching the heights of success, Reshma, who evoked the magic of her voice by playing Gadvi around the city, did not forget her past. In her voice were the vastness of the desert, the pain of the forest, and the river’s flow. She tried to promote love, peace, and brotherhood in the society through her art. She made her country famous through music and also highlighted the Pakistani culture. She was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz and title of ‘Bulbul Sehra’ by the Government of Pakistan.

Reshma date of Birth

She was born in 1947 in the Indian state of Rajasthan and belonged to a gypsy family. She moved to Karachi with her family during the Partition of India.

Education

Being from an impoverished and nomadic family, she did not have a formal education.

Reshma Family

She belonged to a gypsy family who migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India.

Music Career

Initial Career

She started her artistic career with Radio Pakistan. She used to perform at the shrines of various Sufis at a young age. Radio Pakistan producer Saleem Gilani heard her singing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s mausoleum. Her voice impressed him so much that she was allowed to sing on the radio. She was just 12 years old when her voice was the first broadcast on Radio Pakistan. At that time, she sang ‘Lal Meri,’ which became very popular and then gradually became a famous folk singer.

Work on TV

When Pakistan Television founded in the 1960s, she started singing for TV. Songs aired on Pakistani television in the ’60s, and 70’s made her the most popular folk singer in Pakistan.

Services To Indian Music Industry

She also visited India at the invitation of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Many of her songs were also included in Indian films. In Bollywood, she was offered a song by Raj Kapoor for his film ‘Bobby’ were her first song, ‘Akhiyon Ko Rahne De,’ became world-famous. Well known Indian director Subhash Ghai decided to include her voice in one of his films; thus, Reshma sang ‘Lambi Judaae’ for the movie ‘Hero’ which also made her famous. And this song is still viral on both sides of the border, and this film is still known today because of her song.

Popular Songs

Some of her other popular songs include ‘Sun Charkha Di Mithi Mithi Kook Mahiya Menon Yaad Aanda,’ ‘Way Mein Chori Chori,’ ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalandar,’ ‘Ankhiyan Nu Ren De Ankhiyan De Kool Kool’ and ‘Hai Raba Niyon Lagda Dil Meera.’

Reshma Death

She was diagnosed with throat cancer in the ’80s, but despite her long illness, she continued to show the essence of her singing. Former President Pervez Musharraf provided her with full support for her treatment. She passed away on November 3, 2013, at the age of 66. She may have left this world, but she will live forever in the hearts of her fans.

Reshma Songs

  1. Naiyoon Lagdaa Dil Meraa
  2. Lambi Judaae
  3. Aa Mil Ranjhao Yar
  4. Aam Key Neechay
  5. Aye Mosam Rangeelay Sohanay
  6. Akhiaan Milaa Key Channaa Paween Naa Judaai Wee
  7. Akhiyaan Nuu Rehn Dey
  8. Aksar Shab E Tanhaai
  9. Ali Dum Dum Mein Andar
  10. Asen Bhool Gae Aan Akhiyan Lakay
  11. Aundiyaan Naseebaan Nal
  12. Babu Vey Mainoo Ticket
  13. Badii Lambe Judaai
  14. Bandra-Rajistaani Geet
  15. Banjaaria Payar Kahnon Terey Naal
  16. Bhangraa
  17. Bhaveein Tu Jan Na Jan
  18. Bhool Janiyaan Kisay De Naal
  19. Boondaan Tey Baras Riyaan
  20. Challaa
  21. Changii Naein Kiiti
  22. Chanaa Kithaa Guzaari Aie Rat Vey
  23. Chana We Raataan Chandniyaan
  24. Chhelle Thakee Londonee
  25. Chi Chi Daa Challaah
  26. Chori Chori
  27. Dama Dam Mast Qalanddar
  28. Dard Kaafi Hei
  29. Daikh Hamaray Mathay Par Yeh
  30. Dhamal
  31. Dholaa Vey Rattan
  32. Dholey Ri Momal
  33. Dil De Pukaar
  34. Dama Dum Mast Qalanddar
  35. Ik Tenu Mangiyaii Rab Kolun
  36. Gal Ishq De Malaa
  37. Galiyaan Dey Kakhaan Wangon
  38. Gham E Hayaat Mein Koii Kamii Nahein Aaye
  39. Gin Gin Taaray
  40. Guloon Se Khailti Hogii
  41. Hye O Rabaa
  42. Heer
  43. Hosh Bhulaa Bethi
  44. Ik Tenun mangiyaa Rab Koloon
  45. Ishaq Daa Dhokhaa
  46. Ja Ve Vichhoria
  47. Jai Kaali Maa
  48. Jaani Raat Reh Poo
  49. Kahnon Kita Payar
  50. Kalaari
  51. Kamli Daa Dholaa
  52. Kamli-E-Maa
  53. Ke Khatia Dil Laa Key
  54. Kesariaa balama
  55. Kithe Nain Naa Jorein
  56. Kithey Takrey Tey Haal
  57. Koi Ishaq
  58. Lambi Judae
  59. Le De Menu TV Balma
  60. Lo Dil Ke Bat Aap Bh Humsay Chupaa Gaye
  61. Mar Ditaa Mainon
  62. Mahi Gal Jadon Karda Ae
  63. Maihon Jhaliyan
  64. Mein Te Mirzaa Yar
  65. Menu Ishq Ho Gaya
  66. Mast Qalanddar
  67. Mosam Rangeeley Suhaney
  68. Maya-Lok
  69. Mein Payar Kita
  70. Menu Har Weley Teriyaan Odikan
  71. Merey Chan Pardesi
  72. Mere Sajjan Ko
  73. Mere Hamjoliyaan
  74. Meri Ujaddi Jok Wasaa Ja
  75. Mila payar Na Teraa
  76. Muk Chaley Sa
  77. Na Dil Dendii Bedardi Nu
  78. Naeen Bhulnaa Vey Tenoon
  79. Nagar Nagar Galii
  80. Naiyoon Lagdaa Dil Meraa
  81. Nehar Walay Pul Te Bulaa Key
  82. O Ghadii Changi
  83. O Lal Mere Pat
  84. Peer Meraa Mushtaq Hussaini
  85. Raba Aey Vichooriyan
  86. Rabaa Ke Qasoor Kitaa
  87. Rajistaani Lok Geet
  88. Rang Barangii Duniyaa
  89. Challah
  90. Rog Buraa Ishq Da
  91. Sanon Toon Bhulaa Key
  92. Sadaa Chiryaan
  93. Sadey Wal Mukhdraa Mor
  94. Sahnon Bhool Jayein Saada Payar
  95. Sajnaa Wichore Terey
  96. Sayonii Meraa Dil Dhadkay
  97. Senraan Raa Bairya
  98. Shabaaz Qalanddar
  99. Siraaiki kalaam
  100. Sun Charkhay Di Mitthe
  101. Tak Patrii Wallaa Lekh
  102. Teri Judai
  103. Toon Kulii Toon Kul
  104. Tu Mil Jaaye
  105. Uth Gae Gawaandon Yaar
  106. Way Mein Chori Chori
  107. Yar Sonaa
  108. Yana Raba Aeryaa
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