Remembering legendary folk singer Reshma on her 7th death anniversary
Nation remembers renowned folk singer Reshma on her 7th death anniversary, she was also called the ‘Nightingale of Desert’.
Pathani Begum alias Reshma, who gave a new direction to singing with her soulful and unique voice, was born in Rajasthan in 1947 and started her artistic journey by singing Lal Meri on Radio Pakistan at the age of 12.
Reshma did not have formal music training but singing in the 1960s and 1970s made her one of the most popular folk singers in the country. The pain portrayed through Reshma’s voice was unmatched by anyone else.
Her famous song ‘ Lambi Judaayi’ is still one of the most heard songs in the subcontinent.
Every song sung by the world-famous great singer is still perpetuated, and the listeners of her songs sway in joy. In recognition of her services to the art of music, she has received other awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence and the Star of Distinction.
This day in 2013 was the time when Reshma literally made his fans feel ‘Lambi Judaayi’. The singer breathed her last on 3rd November and she died due to throat cancer but she and her songs will live forever in the hearts of the whole nation.