5 Famous Pakistani Punjabi Folk Singers and their Legendary Songs.

Folk music is an important element of Culture. It is a piece of traditional music in which traditional musical instruments of a particular region are used. Algoze, Bugchu, Chimta, Sarangi, Tumbi, Dhol, etc are Punjabi Folk Musical Instruments. These Folk Songs are sung on the occasion of Birth, Death, Marriage, and on Fairs and Festivals. Different Punjabi Folk Songs vary from the Sub-regions of Punjab. The main Sub-regions of Punjab are Majha, Malwa, Doaba, and Puadh. But due to the Partition of 1947, Punjabi Folk music also gets divided. But, Some Pakistani Punjabi Singer continued to sing Punjabi Folk Songs and they delivered Some Legendary Songs. Let’s know more about these Singers in detail. Read the full article.


So, here’s the list of 5 Famous Pakistani Punjabi Folk Singers

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Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

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Famous Pakistani Punjabi Folk Singers


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan born as Pervez Fateh Ali Khan. He was born on October 13, 1948. His Birthplace is Lyallpur (Now Faisalabad), Punjab, Pakistan. His Qawwalis are popular. He is known as ‘Shahenshah-e-Qawwali’ or ‘King of Kings of Qawwali’. He used to sing Qawwali, Ghazal, Sufi songs, Classical songs, and Punjabi Folk Songs.
His Famous Punjabi Folk Songs are ‘Kinna Sohna Tenu’, ‘Othe Amla de houne ne nabede’, ‘Akhiyaan Udeek Diyan’, ‘Sanu Ek Pal Chain Na Aawe’, ‘Kiven Mukhre Ton Nazran Hatawan’, ‘Nit Khair Manga Sohneya’ and many more.
He gained the title of ‘Ustad’ at his father’s death anniversary. The famous singer ‘Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’ is his nephew. He left this world on August 16, 1997, in London. He is considered one of the Legendary Singers of Punjab.

Alam Lohar

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Famous Pakistani Punjabi Folk Singers


Alam Lohar was born as Muhammad Alam Lohar. He was born in 1928. His Birthplace is Kotla Arab Ali Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. His songs were mostly associated with Punjabi Folk Music. He was the first person to sing the ‘Jugni’ Songs. He is known as ‘Sher-e-Punjab’ in Pakistan. His critically acclaimed songs are Mirza Sahiban, Jugni, and Bol Mitti De Baweya.
His famous Punjabi songs are ‘Dil Wala Dukhda nahin’, ‘Sadda Ishq hi Ajeeb’, ‘Waajan Mariyan Bulaya Kayi Vaar’, ‘Main Gawan Jugni’, ‘Heer Te Ranjhe Di Mulaquat’, ‘Tu Gabru Jatt Punjab Da’, ‘Layi Beqadran Naal Yaari’ and many more.
He died in a road accident on July 3, 1979, in Sham ki Bhattian, Punjab, Pakistan. His sudden death was a big loss to Punjabi Music Industry.

Musarrat Nazir

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 Pakistani Punjabi Folk Singers


Musarrat Nazir born as Musarrat Nazir Khawaja. She was born on October 13, 1940. Her Birthplace is Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Her songs are mostly associated with Punjabi traditional wedding songs. She also worked in Pakistani films. In 1989, she received the National award of Pakistan- ‘Pride of Performance’.
Her Famous Songs are ‘Mera Laung Gawacha’, ‘Chitta Kukad Banere Te’, ‘Mathe Te Chamkan Waal’, ‘Suhe Ve Cheere waleya’, ‘Latthe Di Chadar Utte Saleti Rang’ and many more. Punjabi Weddings are incomplete without playing her traditional songs.

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Tufail Niazi

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Tufail Niazi is a famous Pakistani Folk singer. He was born in 1916. His Birthplace is Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He started his career by singing folk songs for Radio Pakistan. He sang Folk, Classical and Sufi songs. His songs were mostly romantic and based on Punjab’s Epic Lovers.
His Famous Songs are ‘Sada Chiryan da Chamba’, ‘Ni Ranjha Jogi Ra Bann Aaya (Bulleh Shah)’, ‘Mahia Way Terey’, ‘Main Nai Jana Kheryan Day Naal’, ‘Akhiyaan Lagiyaan Jawaab Na Daindian’, ‘Tay Tut Gai Tarak Karkey’ and many more.
He left this world on September 21, 1990, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Shaukat Ali.

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Shaukat Ali was born as Shaukat Ali Khan. He was born on May 3, 1944. His Birthplace is Punjab, Pakistan. He started his music career in the 1960s. He used to sing Folk, Sufi songs, and Ghazals. In 1990, he received the National award of Pakistan- ‘Pride of Performance’.
His Famous Punjabi Folk Songs are ‘Challa’, ‘Kyun Door Door Rehnde’, ‘Kaddi Te Hass Bol Vey’, ‘Kanwan Maan Jannat Da Parchaavan’, ‘Sassi’, ‘Jagga’, ‘Heer Waris Shah’ and many more. He left this world on April 2, 2021, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

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