Alam Lohar

Alam Lohar

Muhammad Alam Lohar (Urdu: محمد عالم لوہار) was a prominent Punjabi folk music singer of Pakistan. Alam Lohar was born in the small village of "Aach Goach" in Gujrat District, in Punjab, into a family of blacksmiths. He was gifted with a melodious voice and began singing as a child. Alam Lohar developed a new style of singing the Punjabi warm, an epic or folk tale. He is famous for his rendition of Waris Shah’s Heer, which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms. He recorded his first album at the age of 13 and has outsold all other singers in PakistanFact|date=July 2008.

Alam Lohar organized a full-fledged theatre with a complete orchestra. His troupe toured all of Punjab for religious and seasonal festivals. Alam Lohar's son Arif Lohar is also a famous singer. Alam Lohar was died in an accident near "Sham ki bhaitiyan" on July 3, 1979. He was laid to rest in Lala Musa.


His famous songs are;
* "Dil wala dukhra nahin kisse noon sunayee da
* "saiful malook
* "Qissa Hazrat Yousaf
* "Mar ke modha hauly jaye sorry akh gaye
* "Bol mitti diya bawiya
* "Jugni
* "Qissa Karbala
* "Kalam baba Bulle shah

External links

* [ Alam Lohar Profile - Folk Punjab]
* [ Alam Lohar website]

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