Junaid Jamshed and family dead in PIA plane crash near Havelian

Renowned preacher Junaid Jamshed and his family died in a plane crash near Havelian city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.

The singer turned entrepreneur, along with his wife Neha Junaid and their three children, was in Chitral for a Tablieeghi congregation.

Born on September 3, 1964, Junaid Jamshed rose to fame as a recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, and singer-songwriter.

Jamshed first gained nationwide prominence and international recognition as group ‘Vital Signs’ vocalist in 1987 with the album, Vital Signs. The album topped the Music Channel Charts around the country.

It included the number one single Dil Dil Pakistan, and Tum Mil Gaye. The commercial success of Vital Signs’ first album helped develop Pakistan’s rock music industry.

In 1994, he released his debut solo album, Junaid of Vital Signs, which also quickly became a national hit, followed by Us Rah Par in 1999 and Dil Ki Baat in 2002.

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