The iconic, rustic voice behind popular folk songs "Lambi Judai", "Duma Dum Mast Kalandar" will be heard no more. Pakistani folk singer Reshma breathed her last Sunday morning (03 Nov) at a Lahore Hospital after losing a long battle with throat cancer.
According to sources, the 66-year old singer was in coma last month. Resham, who was born in India and later shifted to Karachi followed by partition, is survived by son Umair and daughter Khadija.
It was at the tender age of 12, that a Pakistani radio producer heard her singing at Shahbaz Qalander's shrine and got mesmerized with her powerful voice. He gave her first break to sing "Laal Meri" on the Pakistan Radio which became instant hit there and later spread its success in India.
Reshma shot to fame in Hindi cinema when she rendered her voice to "Lambi Judai" song in Subhash Ghai's successful film 'Hero' (1983) - composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
IndiaGlitz extends deepest condolence to the singer's family and friends. May Reshma's voice enthral the heavenly abode. Rest In Peace.