Ustad Awalmeer was born
in 1931 in the city of Peshawar, British India). Awalmeer was an not
only a staple on Afghan national radio as a singer, but he was a
composer, musician and poet who wrote many beautiful patriotic songs
and melodies in his native pashto language.
died when Awalmeer was an child. He valued education and msuic and
graduated from High School.
He pursued music by
becoming a disciple of Ustad Jafar Khan of Peshawar. During is
tenure as a student, Awalmeer performed at several concerts. His
popularity grew so much that he was invited by the Peshawar Radio to
perform live. His first recorded song was "My Heart Has Broken
At the age of 18
Awalmeer visited Kabul to perform at the 1949 Independence Day
concert. His popularity grew as a favorite of the people, amongst
his fans were then prime minister Daud Khan. He received the title
of Ustad from the Ministry of Culture and Information of
Afghanistan. He fell in love with the city of Kabul and sought to
reside in the city and worked for the Radio Kabul.
At Radio Kabul he met
the rewound Pasto poet Malang Jon, and in collaboration with Malang
Jon, Awalmeer composed and recorded over 250 songs on Radio Kabul.
His songs "Da Zemong
Zeba Wattan" composed by Ustad Zakhil and "Wattan Janat Nishan"
earned him the prime minister's prize for most patriotic song.
After the Russian
invasion of Afghanistan. He saw what had become of his beloved
Afghanistan first hand. He lost his desire so sing and spent the
rest of his days as a beggar on the streets of Kabul. Awalmeer
passed away on April 24, 1982 as a homeless beggar on the main
street of Kabul.