ISLAMABAD: The death anniversary of legendary folk singer Mai Bhagi was observed on Tuesday as her fans remembered her contributions in the field of folk singing. The fans including the officials of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) termed the folk singer a legend, adding that her collection of music was masterful, enthralling, magnetic and rare. The music spoke for itself and lived on despite her absence, said an official of PNCA while talking to APP. Mai Bhagi was born in 1920 in a small village surrounded by the vast Thar Desert. She began to sing Thari songs as a child. By the early 1960s, she regularly appeared on Radio Pakistan singing songs in Thari and Sindhi.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2015.