Pakistan legendary folk singer Reshma passed away in Lahore on Sunday morning.
Reshma was suffering from throat cancer and was in coma for over a month.
Reshma was one of the most popular folk singers of Pakistan, appearing on television in the 1960s and recording songs for both the Pakistani as well as the Indian film industry.
Born in Bikaner in India’s Rajasthan state to a Banjara family around 1947, her tribe had migrated to Karachi shortly after partition.
When she was just 12, a television and radio producer spotted her singing at Shahbaz Qalander’s shrine. The producer arranged for her to record “Laal Meri” on Pakistan radio. She became an instant hit.
According to initial details, her funeral prayers will be held today.
Many – saddened by her death – tweeted and paid tribute to the musical genius.