Remembering Reshma on her 7th death anniversary
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Reshma was born in Rajashtan, India, back in 1947. After Partition, her family migrated to Karachi and later shifted to Lahore. She was not from a family of singers rather a family of nomads. Reshma, however, had been inclined towards learning music ever since her childhood.
She began singing at the shrines of Sindh, especially that of Laal Shahbaz Qalandar where she embraced the art of dhamal singing. The Kithe Nain Na Joren crooner then featured on Radio Pakistan due to her specialised singing style. She has been in the public eye since 1968, after superhit song Laal Meri Pat Rakhiyo made waves.
Following a successful run on the radio, she moved into the film industry and commenced work for both Pakistani and Indian films. Her songs main Chori Chori Tere Naal, Akhiyon Ko Rehne Akhiyon and many others quickly became fan favourites.
She was honoured by former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi and she even has a road to her name in India. Due to her contributions to the music industry, the Hai Rabba hit-maker was also awarded the Pride of Performance, Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Reshma passed away on November 3, 2013 at a private hospital in Lahore after a long battle with cancer.