Music, Poetry, Literature, Culture
Music, Poetry, Literature, Culture

Ustad Muhammad Juman

Ustad Muhammad Juman (10 October 1935 – 24 January 1990) was a legendary Sindhi musician and classical singer whose impact on Sindhi music is still pervasive .[1] He was born in the village of Sorra, Lasbela District, Balochistan, Pakistan to a musicians family of Sakhirani clan.His father Haji Ahmed Sakhirani was also a Singer.Thus he became fond of music from his childhood.He learnt the music formally from great Pakistani musician Ustad Nazar hussain who was also music teacher of clebrated singer Noor Jehan. 1980, he was awarded Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan in recognician of his services in the music of Pakistan.
Early life and career
He went to Radio Pakistan in Karachi to start a career as a “Surando” Player (fiddler).He played symphony of Kohyari in audition and started working as staff musician of Radio Pakistan Karachi.he played “Surrando” in hormany of many artists especially Ustad Muhammad Ibrahim. In 1955, he came into Radio PakistanHyderabad as musicians where he composed Kalams of various Sufi saints of Sindh. Muhammad Jumman received his music education from Ustad Nazir Hussain and Bary Waheed Ali Khan, expert on Bhittai’s Surs (Symphonies). He became very famous when he sang a Sindhi Kalam of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai:
“ منهنجو ملڪ ملير،ڪوٽن ۾ آءُ ڪيئن گذاريان Munhjo Mulk Maleer .
This Kalam(Song) was composed by notable musician D Bhattacharya.Muhammad Jumman became well-known everywhere after performing a Seraiki Kafi of Usman Faqir: “ Yaar Dadhi Ishq Atish Lai Hai ” He also sang Mir Sikandar Khan Khoso’s kafis “Ishq munjhon izhar thee ayo” and “Kech Punhal day hal kahay hal” at Radio Pakistan. Juman’s son, Shafi Muhammad, also followed his style of kafi singing.[clarification needed][2] Juman was awarded a Bedil Award, Gold Award, Saga Award, and Latif Award, and Pride of Performance by the Pakistani government.
Juman died on 24 January 1990 in Karachi.