Junaid Jamshed dies at 52. Photo Courtesy: Junaid Jamshed's official Twitter page
Junaid Jamshed dies at 52. Photo Courtesy: Junaid Jamshed’s official Twitter page

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane PK-661 crashed near Havelian in Pakistan, in which 47 people on board lost their lives. Popular singer Junaid Jamshed and his family were also on board and they too have lost their lives in this air crash. The cricket fraternity, mostly Pakistan players, have taken to Twitter to offer their condolences. Before he became a singer, Jamshed worked for the Pakistan Air Force as a civilian contractor and engineer. He later turned into an Islamic Preacher. Jamshed is now survived by his remaining wife, three sons and a daughter. Like Jamshed, his father too was in the Pakistan Air Force and served as a Group Captain.

Jamsehd was retuning Chitral, where he had gone for some preaching-related work. Heaven on Earth Chitral. With my friends in the Path of Allah. Snowpacked Tirchmir right behind us, Jamshed tweeted upon his arrival at Chitral. Jamshed was one of the most loved pop singers in Pakistan. He shot to fame for his song Dil Dil Pakistan in the 1980s. In 2014, there was a FIR lodged against him by TV actor Aamir Liaquat accusing him of blasphemy. Jamshed was accused of mocking Prophet s wives, for which he later apologised through his official Facebook page. He was also physically assaulted at the Islamabad airport in 2014.

 

 

 

After the 9/11 attacks, his music career took a major hit. He had filed for bankruptcy and wished to restart his career as an engineer. In 2004, he announced that he would dedicate his life to Islam, giving up his music career.