Junaid Jamshed was aboard the ill-fated flight from Chitral to Islamabad on December 7, 2016. He was a singer, social activist, preacher, fashion icon, youth icon and very kind hearted human being. He is not only known for his clothing brand far and wide, but his work for charitable organisations, social activism which includes working with zeal and zest for the cleanliness of his home city Karachi. He was an active member of the #FixIt and JDC organisations.
Junaid Jamshed’s songs too became prolific for the people of Kashmir and their indigenous struggle for freedom. Kashmiris particularly relate to Junaid Jamshed, his taranas have been a part and parcel in Kashmiri protests. ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ portrays the love we as Kashmiris have for Pakistan.
Not just that, after he joined Maulana Tariq Jameel, his nasheeds have occupied a significant position in our hearts. His Naats and Nasheeds too had the same impact on the people of Kashmir, with everyone gluing to the screens to watch him and hear his soothing voice. Junaid Jamshed’s ‘Mera Dil Badalde’ , ‘Muhammad ka Roza’ have melted millions of hearts all around.
Team With Kashmir is in shock as we write. This is an irreparable loss to all of us. He taught us that perseverance can lead us to our goal.
‘Aitebaar bhi aa hi jayega,
milo toh sahih…milo toh sahih
Jangalon mai bhi, rasta koi..mil hi jayega
chalo toh sahih…chalo toh sahih’
Rest in Peace, Junaid!