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Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan’s pop pioneer turned preacher, dead at 52

Junaid Jamshed (centre right) in Chitral

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Junaid Jamshed, a pioneer of Pakistani pop who renounced music to become a Muslim evangelist and started one of the country’s most successful clothing boutiques was among 47 people killed in a plane crash on Wednesday (December 7). He died alongside his second wife, Nahya, and is survived by his first wife Ayesha as well as four children. Born in Karachi on September 3, 1964, he shot to fame in the late 1980s as lead singer of the boy-band Vital Signs, where his dashing looks and brooding vocals made him a style icon and heartthrob for a generation emerging from…

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