Junaid Jamshed: A life in pictures
A tribute to Junaid Jamshed through a series of pictures captured throughout his life
National icon Junaid Jamshed and his wife were among the 48 people aboard the PIA plane which crashed near Abbottabad.
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. In the late 90s, the band members went their separate ways, with Jamshed launching a solo career.
In 2004, Junaid’s 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.
Here we pay tribute to Junaid Jamshed through a series of pictures captured throughout his life.
An iconic screenshot of Junaid Jamshed performing the famous Pakistani patriotic song 'Dil, Dil Pakistan'. PHOTO: SCREEN GRAB
Junaid is photographed with Sajjad Ali, and Ali Haider in the early phase of his musical career. PHOTO: PAK WIRE
Junaid poses for a picture along with members of the Pakistan cricket team and other musicians for a Pepsi commercial. PHOTO: TWITTER
Junaid Jamshed pictured above performing at a concert in early days of his musical journey. PHOTO: PAK FILES
On of the earlier portraits from his life as a musician. PHOTO: PAK FILES
Apart from his beautiful voice, the singers good looks earned him a huge female following. PHOTO: KOOLMUZONE
The iconic album artwork of Vital Signs' first music album released by EMI. PHOTO: PUBLICITY
In 2004, Jamshed left the music industry after a spiritual awakening, choosing to devote his life to religious activities. PHOTO: PINTREST
PHOTO: AMEER HAMZA
Junaid Jamshed and Ali Haider performing at the Spiritual Chords Nasheed concert held in South Africa in August 2011. PHOTO: MUSLIM CHARITY SOUTH AFRICA
Junaid Jamshed and Shahid Afridi are photographed during Hajj. PHOTO: CRICOK BLOGSPOT
One of Junaid Jamshed's final photographs taken with friends in Chitral. PHOTO: TWITTER
Junaid Jamshed’s last picture before boarding on PIA plane. PHOTO: TWITTER