Shazia Khushk, a popular Pakistani folk Singer
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Shazia Khushk, a popular Pakistani folk Singer

Karāchi : Pakistan | Dec 08, 2010 at 6:48 AM PST
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Karachi: Shazia Khushk is a Pakistani folk Singer. She made her debut in 1992 and got lot of success in very short period. She has God gifted very sweet voice. She emerged as a Sindhi singer, later on she made her voice recognized in Urdu as well. Shazia has made a splash on the Pakistani music scene and became a very good and popular singer of urdu, sindhi and other languages.

Even though Shazia is originally from Kashmir, she is most commonly known as a Sindhi folk singer. She says her favourites include Marwari songs (folk songs of Thar) and the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. She has also sung in the Sindhi, Dhatki, Sairaiki, Urdu, Kashmiri, Gujrati, Brahvi, Punjabi and Balochi languages.

Shazia has sung over 500 songs in her career, toured 45 countries and was nominated a ‘goodwill ambassador’ by the former American consul general in Karachi.

The University of Sindh awarded her an honorary fellowship in Sufism and folk music. She has also received a presidential award from the Uzbekistan government.

Eighteen years ago Shazia Khushk sang her Marwari song “Mara Udheta Pakhiyara Kadi Aao Na Maare Des” for the first time which became very popular.

Last week, at a two-day cultural event organised in Karachi , Shazia performed one of her most memorable songs “Mera Udheta Pakhiyara Kadi Aao Na Maare Das” (O my flying bird come to my village for a moment) ten times.

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Hafeez Rehman is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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