Remembering the legendary Pakistani folk singer Muhammad Jumman Khan on his death anniversary.

Today, the death anniversary of the esteemed Pakistani folk singer, Muhammad Jumman Khan, is solemnly observed. Born on October 10, 1935, into a family of musicians, he left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of Pakistan.

Jumman Khan’s musical journey was closely intertwined with Radio Pakistan, where he initially performed from Karachi and later from the Hyderabad radio station. It was during his tenure with Radio Pakistan in Hyderabad that he showcased his multifaceted talent by not only singing but also delving into music composition.

Renowned for his soulful renditions of Sindhi, Balochi, and Saraiki songs and ghazals, Jumman Khan achieved nationwide acclaim with his iconic performance of ‘Yar Dadhi Ishq Aatish.’ His artistic prowess extended beyond borders, as he graced audiences in India, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia, and numerous other countries.

The maestro received several prestigious awards, including the Pride of Performance, Shah Abdul Latif, and Sachal Sarmast awards. His talent resonated with not only his compatriots but also garnered admiration from international luminaries such as veteran singers Lata Mangeshkar, Noor Jehan, and Abida Parveen.

Even former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, a connoisseur of music, was an ardent fan of Jumman Khan and frequently invited him to personal gatherings.

Muhammad Jumman Khan left an irreplaceable void in the world of Pakistani music when he passed away on January 24, 1990, in Karachi. Today, as we commemorate his death anniversary, we celebrate the enduring legacy of this musical virtuoso whose contributions continue to echo through the corridors of time.