Around two months back video of a a rickshaw driver singing the famous thumri ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aye’ went viral. The video posted by anonymous hurled storm on Pakistani social media. The Rickshaw driver Master Aslam was unaware of all that until he got appreciation from the Indian legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Soon after getting praise, Aslam’s world began to change as he was called on numerous TV shows and was rewarded for having such an awesome voice. Another Indian singer, Daler Mehndi was more than just impressed from Master Aslam, and showed his love by announcing a house as a reward of his soulful voice.
After getting into limelight, the rickshaw driver also sang in front of Shahid Afridi, who was also really impressed by Aslam’s effort.
With all this you might be thinking he would be signing at some top level or would be practicing music as he stopped driving rickshaw to pursue his musical career, and at the same time he was also announced dozens of prizes that would have changed his life.
If you were thinking that now its all good in Master Aslam’s life than you are totally wrong as he Talking to Dawn on Monday morning told, “Not a single promise has been kept. I’m still there where I was. Daler Mehdi had said that he would hand me over the keys to my flat on Eid, it didn’t happen either.”
“Those who are close to me have been supporting me. A television channel got in touch with me saying that I would be given a job there. They say they will get back to me in a few days,” said Aslam, while telling about how he is spending his life.