Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani musician, television personality and preacher, Died at 52

  Media, Music, Religion

Junaid Jamshed was born on September 3, 1964, and died on December 7, 2016.

He was a Pakistani recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, singer-songwriter, preacher, and televangelist.

Following his graduation with a degree in engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore), Jamshed briefly worked as a civilian contractor and engineer for the Pakistan Air Force before focusing on a musical career.

He first gained nationwide prominence and international recognition as group ‘Vital Signs’ vocalist in 1987 with the album, Vital Signs 1.

Which included the number one single Dil Dil Pakistan and Tum Mil Gaye.

That commercial success of Vital Signs’ first album helped develop Pakistan’s rock music industry.

During 1994, Jamshed released his debut solo album, Junaid of Vital Signs followed by Us Rah Par in 1999 and Dil Ki Baat in 2002.

During 2004, Jamshed left both his engineering and music careers and, since then, has focused on his religious activities for Islam and reciting nasheeds on TV and releasing them on CD’s.

He also owns a clothing boutique with the name “J.” (read as “Jay Dot”), which has several outlets throughout Pakistan and some abroad.

In November 2014, he was accused of blasphemy and in December 2014, in a video message, he apologized for offending people and making mistakes.

Himself and members of his family died on December 7, 2016, when PIA Flight 661 crashed in Havelian.

That flight was on route to Islamabad from Chitral.

Junaid was in Chitral for a Tablighi Jamaat mission and was returning to Islamabad.

Junaid Jamshed passed away at 52 years old.