Junaid Jamshed, a proud alumnus of UET Lahore, died today in a tragic plane crash. Here’s a brief profile of his Engineering Career.
After graduating from a international boarding high school in Yanbu, junaid Jamshed wanted to join the Pakistan Air Force to become a fighter pilot. However his weak eyesight prevented this. He then entered the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, where he took Mathematics and Physics before declaring his major in mechanical engineering. In 1990, Jamshed gained a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating in mechanical engineering. He was then employed by the Pakistan Air Force as a civilian contractor and moved on to a short-lived career in aeronautical engineering in the PAF’s science command.
In 1983, Jamshed started performing rock music at Peshawar University and Islamabad University campuses while still a student at UET in Lahore. In 1987, Jamshed joined his engineering university’s rock band, Nuts and Bolts as a lead vocalist and performed at Flashman’s Hotel in Rawalpindi.
It may be astonishing for UETians that Junaid Jamshed first gained nationwide prominence and international recognition as group ‘Vital Signs’ vocalist in 1987 with the album that included the number one single Dil Dil Pakistan, and Tum Mil Gaye while he was still a student at UET Lahore. He then went on to becoming an internationally acclaimed singer and song writer.
On December 7, 2016, Junaid left one wife, three sons, a daughter and the whole nation in grief while tragically dying in a plane crash. and it is very huge loss for all of us that the most humble person on this planet is no more us us.
May his soul rest in peace…!!!