Pakistani auto driver finds fan in Lata Mangeshkar

While the world fussed over a music video by Taher Shah, there was another video that went viral on social media the same weekend. The former was mocked at, made fun of for its lyrics and interpretation and the latter moved millions and brought a tear or two in many eyes. The video is of a rikshaw driver singing Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali’s thumri ‘Yaad piya ki aaey’.


A Facebook user posted the video of the rikshaw driver, who has been identified as Master Aslam, on the social networking website and it has been shared over 10,000 times. Amid all the shares was one by the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar herself who writes she was stunned to hear this talented singer and wishes for him to stand in front of the mike and not ride a rikshaw.

Namaskar. Abhi abhi mujhe kisine ye video bheja.Ye koi rickshaw chalewala hai aise video ke saath likha hua tha. Sunke main hairan hogayi. Mehsoos hua ki Ishwar kahan kahan apna chamatkar dikhata hai. Aap bhi suniye, main dil se chahti hun ki ye kalakar rickshaw na chalaaye ,mike ke saamne khada ho.

Posted by Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday, April 9, 2016

Master Aslam resides in Karachi and moved to the city by the sea from Hyderabad (Pakistan) 30 years ago. He is well aware that his video has gone viral and he is not new to fame.