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Junaid Jamshed: A True Icon of Pakistan
Junaid Jamshed, a pioneer of Pakistani pop who renounced tune to grow to be a Muslim evangelist and started one of the u . s . a .'s most a success clothing boutiques was amongst 47 human beings killed in a aircraft crash Wednesday.
He died alongside his 2nd wife, Nahya, and is survived by using his first wife Ayesha as well as 4 kids.
Born in Karachi on September three, 1964, he shot to repute in the late Nineteen Eighties as lead singer of the boy-band "crucial symptoms", in which his dashing seems and brooding vocals made him a fashion icon and heartthrob for a generation rising from the cruel Islamist rule of navy dictator Zia-ul-Haq.
The band's fusion of Western guitar-pushed pop set to conventional Tabla beats stimulated the advent of a brand new genre -- Sufi Rock -- that is highly famous for the duration of South Asia today.
Their finest hit, "Dil Dil Pakistan", an upbeat ode to the native land with a synthesizer-heavy 1980s sound, stays an unofficial country wide anthem.
a lot of his largest fans became critics when in the early 2000s he left his profession in pop to grow to be a member of the Tableeghi Jamaaat, a Sunni evangelical group that preaches its austere logo of Islam during the sector.
Jamshed ditched his leather jackets and stone-washed jeans for traditional tunic and saggy pants, grew a beard, and started recording spiritual 'Naats' -- hymns which might be sung a capello, due to the fact instruments are seen as "haraam" (forbidden).
Pakistani liberals' sadness best grew as Jamshed made a chain of controversial statements, regularly concentrated on girls -- such as famously telling a lady television host that ladies should no longer be allowed to power or leave the home without male guardians.
however his new guise additionally endeared him to conservative Pakistanis who observed his television appearances carefully and appeared him as a position-version for leaving a decadent way of life at the back of.
In 2014, he found himself embroiled in controversy for acting to criticise one of the Prophet Muhammad's other halves in one in every of his sermons, prompting a blasphemy case to be introduced in opposition to him. He issued a tearful apology and the case turned into now not pursued -- his strong connections with the usa's religious proper reputedly safeguarding him from persecution minorities frequently acquire when charged or even accused of the identical crime.
similarly to his preaching, Jamshed installation a upmarket garb boutique in 2002 catering to each ladies and men, a incredibly profitable commercial enterprise that today boasts a sturdy presence across the Pakistan.
In his closing tweet, Jamshed posted pics of himself with fellow preachers in scenic northern Chitral, from in which the ill-fated Pakistan International airways flight 661 made its very last journey.
"Heaven in the world Chitral. With my pals in the route of Allah. Snowpacked Tirchmir proper at the back of us," he tweeted.
His dying was mourned through clerics, politicians and enthusiasts of his in advance paintings.
"Disenchantment with the character he turned into the previous day vanishes with this tragedy. these days, the last decade did not manifest. rest in peace, Junaid Jamshed,"
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