Tributes on Ustad Juman’s 87th birth anniversary who vocalized Bhittai’s poetry

Fans paid glowing tributes to Ustad Muhammad Jamun on his 87 birth anniversary.  

By: News Desk
Published: 03:07 PM, 10 Oct, 2022
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Iconic Sufi singer from Balochistan Ustad Muhammad Juman—who brought mastery in singing Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s poetry—paid glowing tributes to him on his 87 birth anniversary.  

Ustad Jamun’s voice and music mesmerized millions.

Ustad Muhammad Juman (10 October 1935 – 24 January 1990) was a Sindhi musician and classical singer from Pakistan, whose impact on Sindhi music is still pervasive.

Juman was born in the village of Sorra, located in the Lasbela District of Balochistan, to a musician, Haji Ahmed Sakhirani of Sakhirani clan.

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It was only natural that he became fond of music from his childhood years. Juman took formal music lessons from a venerable Pakistani musician Ustad Nazar Hussain of PTV Lahore Center, who had also been a music tutor to the renowned singer Madam Noor Jehan.

He was awarded Pride of Performance by the government of Pakistan in recognition of his services in the field of music in 1980.

Ustad went to Radio Pakistan in Karachi to start a career as a Surando Player (fiddler) where he played the symphony of Kohyari in an audition and started working as a staff musician of Radio Pakistan, Karachi. 

He played ‘Surrando’ in harmony with many artists, especially Ustad Muhammad Ibrahim. 

In 1955, he went to Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a musician where he composed Kalams of various Sufi saints of Sindh where he became a pupil of Ustad Nazar Hussain and Wahid Ali Khan (elder). 

Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Poetry

Afterward, he worked hard to learn the music of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s poetry and became a successful singer. 

Ustad Muhammad Juman was a musician who brought new colors, new ways, and renovations to Sindhi music. He used to work hard and composed countless musical melodies. 

He had his own unique style of singing which was appreciated not only by the public but the other musician also praised him. 

He sang the poetry of all mystic poets but specially sang Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai with great love. 

His one of famous sung Kaffi “Muhinjo Mulk Malir, Kotan Main Aaun Keean Guzariyan” was recorded for the film Umer-Marvi. 

His famous and evergreen Kaffi was “Yaar Dadhi Isaq Aatish lai Hai”.

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