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Remembering Junaid Jamshed

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It has been two years since one of Pakistan’s most beloved celebrities Junaid Jamshed left this world in an unfortunate plane crash. Junaid, along with his wife Nahya Junaid, was returning from Chitral after a Tableegi Jamaat mission when his plane crashed killing all passengers on board.

His tragic death came as a shock to admirers from Pakistan and across the globe. Today marks Junaid’s second death anniversary.

Here is a look at the life, career and legacy of one of Pakistan’s most iconic individuals.

After graduating with a degree in engineering from University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, JJ briefly worked as a civilian contractor for the Pakistan Air Force before changing professions and pursuing music.

Junaid Jamshed with members of Vital Signs

His talent was recognized by Rohail Hyatt and Junaid was inducted into Vital Signs. The band produced arguably the best music of their generation which stills lives to date.

Here is Junaid Jamshed’s top Vital Signs and solo work

SANWALI SALONI

AITBAAR

US RAH PAR

YEH SHAM

JJ also gave Pakistan it’s second national anthem in ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ among several other patriotic songs including Kasam Us Waqt Ki and a song dedicated to the Pakistan Air Force.

After a music career that lasted almost two decades, Junaid quit both music and engineering and dedicated his life on spreading the message of Islam.

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He released his debut Nasheed album ‘Jalwa-e-Janan’ in 2005, while he also released another 3 albums including ‘Mehboob-e-Yazdaan’ in 2006, ‘Badr-ud-Duja’ in 2008 and ‘Badeeuz Zaman’ in 2009.

Here is his most acclaimed work

ME TO UMMATI HOUN

MERA DIL BADAL DE

ILAHI TERI CHOKHAT PAR

Fans and admirers of the Pakistani legend are also busy paying tributes to the him on social media as #JunaidJamshed trends

‘When I look back at my childhood, he was one of those few people who left’ 

‘Two years have been completed and still the pain of losing Shaheed Junaid Jamshed is in the heart’

‘It has been 2 years without him but every moment of his life is still worth spending and an inspiration for every Muslim’

Here is JJ’s last picture before his death

JJ is no more in this world, but there is no doubt that his songs, his persona, his religious and charity work would continue to inspire generations to come.

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We miss you, JJ!

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