Death Date: 03/07/1979
Hometown: Lala Musa, Pakistan
Age: 51 Years
|Birth name||Muhammad Alam Lohar Spotify|
|Profession(s)||Punjabi folk singer, poet, and musician|
|Famous for||creation and popularising the musical term Jugni|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Awards, Honours||• Best Performance Award - "Jugni"
• Pride of Performance Award - (1979)
|Date of Birth||3 January 1928 (Tuesday)|
|Birthplace||Achh village near Kotla Arab Ali Khan town, Gujrat district, Punjab Province, British India (now in Pakistan)|
|Date of Death||3 July 1979|
|Place of Death||Sham ki Bhattian, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Age (at the time of death)||51 Years|
|Death Cause||Die due to a car accident Folk Punjab|
|Hometown||Lala Musa in Gujrat District, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Caste||Mughal Lohar The Tribune|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Children||Son(s)- Arif Lohar, Irfan Mahmood Lohar, Imran Mahmood Lohar, Khalid Mahmood Lohar, Basharat Lohar, Faisal Lohar, Arshad Mahmood Lohar, Tariq Lohar
Daughter(s)- He has five daughters.
|Bike Collection||Harley Davidson|
- Alam Lohar was a Pakistani Punjabi folk singer, poet, and musician.
- He started learning music at the age of 13.
- He was born into a family of blacksmiths. As a child, Lohar read Sufiana Kalaam, a collection of Punjabi stories, and poetry.
- His family and children now live all around the world with most of his children in the UK.
- In his childhood, he uses to read Sufi Poetry (Sufiana Kalaam), Punjabi folk stories and participated as a young child in local gatherings expressing a vocal-only art form in reading passages of great poets.
- He was a great singer that influenced his audience with elements of joy, peace, happiness, and sadness.
- In 1970, he started going to festivals and gatherings on a regular basis and with these performances, he became one of the most listened to singers in South Asia.
- He is popularly known for his performance of Sufi poet Waris Shah’s Heer, along with other songs like Saif-Ul-Malook.
- He sang various famous long plays (LP) like Jugni (1965), Saif ul Mulook (1948), Qissa Yusuf Zulaykha (1961), Bol Mitti de Bawa (1964), and Dilwala Dukhra (1975) and achieved 15 Gold Disc LP’s (record sales) for them.
- In the early ’70s, he became one of the most listened to singers in South Asia.
- He toured different countries like United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, United States, and Germany for the South Asian communities (1970).
- He established his own musical and theatre group.
- Alam’s various songs such as Jugni, Dilwala Dukhra, Waja Mariyan, and many others are still loved by his millions of fans.
- His instrument of choice was “Chimta,” and no other singer in Pakistan had ever used the instrument before Alam Lohar. He popularised Chimta in Pakistan, and the instrument has been used by Pakistani musicians ever since. The instrument is a featured instrument in the Pakistani folk music industry.
- He also sang romance ballads like Sassi Pannu and Sohni Mahiwal.
- Alam recorded 36 renditions of Waris Shah’s Heer Ranjha in various styles and forms.
- In 1979, his life came to an unfortunate end when a truck collided with his vehicle. He was buried on the outskirts of the town of Lalamusa.
- His son, Arif Lohar, established Alam Lohar’s Memorial Trust, along with his brothers, in memory of his father.
- Alam recorded hundreds of albums and recordings. He was a man with a wide smile and deep love for his culture.
- In memory of Alam, the Government of Pakistan named a road after him, which runs from his birth village (Aach) to the main Grand Truck Road signed as ‘Alam Lohar Road’.