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Allan Faqir

 


(1932-2000)

 

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

 

 

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