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People Are Mourning Pakistan's Junaid Jamshed After He Died In A Plane Crash

"Those who grew up in Pakistan during the '90s lost an integral figure of their cultural experience today."

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Junaid Jamshed, the legendary Pakistani pop star who became a cleric and entrepreneur, is among more than 40 people who died after their plane crashed Wednesday.

Instagram: @junaid_jamshedpk

His wife Nahya Junaid was also on the Pakistan International Airlines flight with him, Dawn News reported.

Jamshed started his career in the 80s as part of the Pakistani band Vital Signs, quickly becoming a revered figure in the Pakistani pop music scene. He later turned to religion and gave up his musical career.

Over the past decade, Jamshed started a clothing line and became a recognized television personality, appearing on Pakistani religious shows regularly.

The flight was headed from Chitral to Islamabad and crashed near Havelian. Many mourners were especially struck by the death of a national icon.

Heart is bleeding for the lives lost, condolences to the family. We lose another icon.. this is just so so sad. #PK661 #JunaidJamshed

The voice of my youth, the voice of my generation....#JunaidJamshed you will be sorely missed. Prayers for all the departed on #pk661

Some are remembering him for his contributions as a musician...

Those who grew up in Pakistan during the 90s lost an integral figure of their cultural experience today. Rest in peace, Junaid Jamshed.

Junaid Jamshed - the man who voiced a nation's anthem that stood on the shoulders of Pak Sarzameen

Junaid Jamshed's journey was so quintessentially Pakistani. Conflicted, passionate, devoted, ubersmart, and so, so talented. Tragic loss.

Others, for his contributions as a religious cleric.

Saddened at the loss of Islamic scholar Junaid Jamshed, who inspired millions of ppl in the world, a great believer of humanity & kindness.

People are also sharing lyrics of his songs in remembrance...

Main apni aawaz aur apne saare geet Tumhen de jaunga Meri sab cheezon ko yunhi rehne dena Jese sham hote hi main laut k aunga

(I'll leave to you my voice
And my songs,
Let my things remain as they are,
As if I will return at sundown.) well as recollections of their meetings with Jamshed.

I met Junaid Jamshed in June this year with @wasimakramlive . He was extremely courteous and hospitable. And he sang that evening!

You will be missed Junaid bhai. #JunaidJamshed

I met Junaid Jamshed during the recce of LSA awards. He was extremely courteous and friendly. A great loss. #RIP

Jamshed's last tweet was these photos from his Chitral trip.

Heaven on Earth Chitral. With my friends in the Path of Allah . Snowpacked Tirchmir right behind us

Imaan Sheikh is a writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Dubai.

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