Mai Bhagi


Mai Bhagi was a folk vocalist from Thar, Sindh. She specialized in Rajasthani and Thari folk music. She grew up in a village in the Thar Desert and both her parents were known singers of their region at that time. She was married to folk singer Hothi Fakir at the age of sixteen. Record producer Sheikh Ghulam Hussain, husband of Pakistani folk singer Abida Parveen, offered her the opportunity to record at the radio and her records were played on the radio. Her folk song ‘Kharee neem kay neechey’ became a super-hit among the Pakistani people and secured her stardom. She was awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1981. She continued her career in music until her death in 1986.