Pride of Pakistan – Reshma: The Voice of the Desert
Reshma the folk singer of Pakistan is a big name in the Pakistani music scene. Reshma was born in Rajasthan India in 1947. Shortly after Pakistan gained independence, Reshma’s family migrated to Pakistan. Her family belonged to a tribe of gypsies who reared camels and sold them.
Reshma’s talent was discovered by the Radio Pakistan, a couple of songs later Reshma became a household name. She touched the hearts of the people with her raw soul stirring vocals. Her voice was pure, deep and vibrant; truly the voice of the desert.
People were not only fascinated by her voice but also her simple ways. She never received any formal training of music as a matter of fact she never received any education at all. Reshma had her own interesting style of remembering the lyrics. She was proud of her humble origins and the glitz of the glamour world did not mar her simplicity.
Reshma had countless fans in other countries too. She also recorded a song for an Indian movie in the 80s. The song was a mega hit. Reshma has performed in many countries and was invited by many governments; all in awe of her magnificent voice and her simple personality.
Reshma currently resides in Dubai. She is suffering from cancer and like other legends whose soulful renditions had brought joy to us on countless occasions; she has been abandoned by us Pakistanis when she needs us the most.
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