LAHORE (Parliament Times) – Today marks the third death anniversary of Legendary folk singer Reshma.
She was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan to Banjara family around 1947.
She recorded her first instant hit â€œLaal Meriâ€ on Pakistan radio after being spotted by a television and radio producer while singing at Shahbaz Qalanderâ€™s shrine.
Reshma went on to become the most popular folk singers of Pakistan, appearing on television since 1968, recording songs for both the Pakistani and Indian film industry, and performing in live concerts at home and abroad.
Her fans gave her the title of â€˜Nightingale of Desertâ€™.
Some of her famous numbers include “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar”, “Hai O Rabba nahion lagda dil mera”, “Ankhiyan no rehen de ankhyan de kol kol” and â€œLambi Judaiâ€.
Reshma was awarded several national awards and she also holds the prestigious awards Â Sitara-i-ImtiazÂ and Â Legends of PakistanÂ given by the President of Pakistan.
She died due to throat cancer in 2013 after being in coma for a month.