Allan Faqir was Pakistani Folk singer.
Allan Faqeer was born on 1932 in a village Aamri of District
Jamshoro Sindh .
His songs, mostly in Sindhi language except a few in
Urdu .But he was very
popular in all over Pakistan .
he began singing Bhitai's poetry at the shrine and ultimately spent twenty
years there until meeting Mumtaz Mirza, who introduced him to Radio Pakistan
in Hyderabad and helped him to learn the correct pronunciation of Bhitai's
poetry. Eventually, he became a performing legend.
One of his famous songs is a duet with Muhammad Ali Shehki, "Allah Allah
kar bhaiya" which was a big hit and increased his popularity
tremendously. A patriotic song "Itne bare jeewan saagar main" also
got very popular.
Allan Fakir is particularly known for his ecstatic style of
performance marked with extreme devotional rhetoric and sufi dance singing.
His peculiarly funny body language and distinctively pleasing facial
expressions marked with a broad smile, were always amusing for his audience
at live performances. .Allan Faqir received the President's Pride of
Performance award in 1980 by President of Pakistan