Here’s how Rishi Kapoor reacted over Junaid Jamshed’s death

Published: December 8, 2016

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has mourned the untimely and tragic demise of former singer Junaid Jamshed.

“We lost an artist in Junaid Jamshed. May God Bless all! Ameen,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

The singer-turned-religious scholar was travelling from Chitral to Islamabad in a PIA aircraft when it crashed near Abbottabad, killing all 48 people on board.

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Indian actress Sophie Choudhry also expressed grief over Jamshed’s death, saying she often sang his songs during her teenage.

“So sad! As a teen I sang on the album my mentor Biddu produced for him. He was a pop icon! Prayers for Junaidjamshed and all the victims. RIP,” she tweeted.

Born on September 3, 1964, the pop singer-turned-evangelist shot to stardom and became a household name in the 1980s as the front man of the celebrated Vital Signs.

The band delivered several chart-topping numbers, including the timeless classic Dil Dil Pakistan, dubbed the unofficial national anthem of Pakistan. Other songs included Tum Mil Gaye, Aitebaar and Who Kaun Thi.

Vital Signs gained national and international acclaim, becoming the first Pakistani band to achieve commercial success.

In 2004, Jamsheds life took a dramatic turn as he announced to quit his illustrious music career opting to focus on religion, and began preaching on TV.

His appearance changed drastically, as he ditched leather jackets and stonewashed jeans for a more traditional ensemble and a beard. He went on to build a fashion empire, with a clothing boutique known as J., which has several outlets across Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • S A Islahi
    Dec 9, 2016 - 11:06AM

    I thank and appreciate my Indian friends on showing sympathy and grief on the untimely death of Junaind Jamshed- RIP. This is special due to high level of current bitterness in the relationship of both the countries.

    I have seen that despite all the ill feelings we have for each other, we somehow do feel others pain in time of crisis. Though, we can not live without hating each other but at the same time we can not live without knowing what it going on with the other party. Strange love-hate relationship.

    Just somehow solve this Kashmir issue and we can be best of the friends… Good luck to two enemies. Recommend

  • gurudutt
    Dec 9, 2016 - 1:22PM

    Sympathies and condolences for Junaind Jamshed.

    Please note that there are many Indians who dont hate pakistanis,(Kashmir resolved or not).

    We want to be friends and see you as a strong and prosperous country.

    Let us together fight our common enemy-Poverty

    with love


  • bharat
    Dec 10, 2016 - 8:55AM

    @S A Islahi:

    I request you to please solve Balochistan. Surely,we can be not best friends but at least normal neighbours.Recommend

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