Alan Faqir was very popular for a different style of singing was born in Jam Shoro in 1932. His real name was Ali Baksh and belonged to the Mangrachi tribe. Singing the Folk poetry in a unique way and presenting the Folk message to the world shows how deeply Alan Faqeer felt connected with the Folk poetry. Alan Faqeer started singing Folk poetry at the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, where believers and visitors listened to Alan Faqeer.
Allan Faqir had mostly sung in Sindhi language while some of his songs were in Urdu as well.
His famous song ‘Humma Humma’ became a huge hit. The song was primarily in Sindhi language but later on, a duet was formed in Urdu with famous pop singer Muhammad Ali Shyhaki as ‘Allah ALLAH kar Bhayya’.
Alan Faqeer also received President’s pride of performance award in 1980 for his contributions to the folk music. Alan Faqeer left the world after battling with deteriorating health in a private hospital in Karachi on July 4, 2000.