LAHORE– Well-known folk singer Arif Lohar was pleased with the Pride of Punjab award on his valuable services in the advancement of Pakistani music.
The Pride of Punjab award was given to the singer through an event arranged by Punjab Institute of Language Art and Culture in Lahore. He was also given a cash amount of 300,000 rupees.
The ‘Jugni’ singer Arif Lohar further appreciated the phase of Punjab government and hoped that this policy will be continued for other performers as well.
Earlier, Arif Lohar said that teacher is very essential in folk singing. He said he started learning singing at the age of 4 years and release his first album Puttar Alam Lohar Da at the age of just 7.
Arif Lohar said that his mother desired he could perform in films and it’s because of the holy rites of his mother that he has worked in 45 films so far. He told that he had learned 17 folk plays by heart.
Arif Lohar is a popular Punjabi folk singer from Pakistan.He commonly symbols attended by an essential musical instrument resembling tongs. His folk music is characteristic of the old-fashioned folk tradition of the Punjab. He is a son of the well-known folk singer Alam Lohar.
Arif Lohar has performed in more than 50 foriegn tours all around the world with in the last 20 years. Arif Lohar performed different countries like china, North Korea. Arif Lohar participated in Coke-Studio. During Coke-Studio season 3; Arif Lohar performed “Alif Allah (Jugni)”.