Story of Heer Ranjha: Punjabi Folklore sung by Abida Parveen
Heer Ranjha is a love story from Punjabi Folk culture, which has been immensely popular and rendered in unlimited poems, plays, movies, dramas and art forms. The most popular verses remain of the Sufi & Folk Punjabi Poet, Waris Shah.
Ranjha of the Punjabi Folk Tale ‘Heer Ranjha’ was the youngest of four brothers and lived in the village ‘Takht Hazara’ by the river Chenab. Being his father’s favorite son, unlike his brothers who toiled in the lands, he led a life of ease playing the flute ‘Wanjhli’/’Bansuri’.
After a quarrel with his brothers over land, Ranjha leaves home. Eventually he arrives in Heer’s village and falls in love with her. Heer offers Ranjha a job as caretaker of her father’s cattle. She becomes mesmerised by the way Ranjha plays his flute and eventually falls in love with him.
This story of Love has been celebrated by many folk singers. Here is a beautiful kalaam performed in the voice of Begum Abida Parveen.
Abida parveen Sings Heer Ranjha