Alam Lohar death anniversary observes today


ISLAMABAD: The death anniversary of renowned folk singer Alam Lohar will be observed today on 3rd July. Alam Lohar was born in 1928.


Alam Lohar developed a new style of singing the Punjabi Vaar an epic or folk tale. He is famous for his rendition of Waris Shah’s Heer which he has memorized in 36 styles and forms.

He recorded his first album at the age of 13. In many rural villages the local traditional people have called him Sher-e-Punjab’ or Heerah’ meaning diamond. Alam Lohar died in a fatal accident near Sham ki Bhattian on 3rd July 1979.