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Junaid Jamshed’s 6th death anniversary being observed today

It's been six years since we lost music icon Junaid Jamshed in an ill-fated PIA crash.



Junaid Jamshed’s 6th death anniversary being observed today
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Islamabad: Renowned singer-turned-religious scholar, preacher and Na'at Khwan, Junaid Jamshed is being remembered on his sixth death anniversary on Wednesday (December 07). 

Religious preacher Junaid Jamshed and his second wife died on 7th December 2016 along with 45 others in a horrible plane crash in Havelian. The flight was en route to Islamabad from Chitral. 

Born on 3rd September 1964, Jamshed gained a Bachelor of Science, graduating in Mechanical Engineering in 1990. His father was a retired Group Captain in Pakistan Air Force. After graduating from local boarding high school in Lahore, Jamshed proceeded to join the PAF, initially focusing to become a professional F-16 fighter pilot. 

However, due to weak eye-sight, his nomination papers were rejected by the PAF selection board.

In 1983, he started performing rock music gig. 

The song ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’— released on Independence Day— in 1987 took him to the eternal heights of fame. Later, his music album ‘Vital Signs’ became immensely popular. 

According to a poll conducted by BBC World Service in 2003, Junaid Jamshed's "Dil Dil Pakistan" song was ranked third among the top ten songs in the world.

In 2004, Junaid Jamshed renounced music and devoted his life to Islam after meeting well-known preacher and scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel. 

In 2007, the government of Pakistan awarded him Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. He also owned a popular clothing brand that has several outlets throughout Pakistan and abroad.