We lost an artiste in Junaid Jamshed, says Rishi Kapoor

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Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor has mourned the death of renowned singer and preacher Junaid Jamshed, who died in a plane crash in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The veteran actor says we have lost an artiste in him.

Jamshed passed away on Wednesday. His family — his wife and their three children — were also believed to be on board the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 which crashed.

“RIP. My Condolences to the bereaved families of the PIA Flight crash. We lost an artist in Junaid Jamshed. May God Bless all! Ameen,” Rishi tweeted on Wednesday night.

Actress Sophie Choudry too mourned the death of Junaid.

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

Born in 1963, Junaid adorned many hats including those of a recording artist, television personality, fashion designer and singer-songwriter.

As part of band “Vital Signs”, Junaid gained nationwide recognition with 1987 album Vital Signs 1, which included the hit tracks “Dil Dil Pakistan” and “Tum Mil Gaye”.

“Junaid of Vital Signs”, his solo album was released in 1994 and was quite successful too. His other two albums were “Us Rah Par” and “Dil Ki Baat”.

In 2004, he bid adieu to his music career and focused on preaching, which paved way to religious recitals on television.

–IANS

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