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The Jupiters
Years active 1980 (1980)s–1995 (1995)
Past members
  • Ali Azmat
  • Sahir Ali Bagga
  • Shahzad Ahmed
  • Bilal Hafeez
  • Irfan Kiani
  • Amir Munawar
  • Tahir Saqi
  • Kanan Rashid
  • Danny Williams
  • Ajay

The Jupiters were a Pakistani music band who are considered as one of the pioneers of pop music in Pakistan. Although the band released only a few albums, it became a breeding ground for many notable future singers. The hit song "Yaaro Yehi Dosti Hai" sung by one of the vocalists Ali Azmat topped the charts in the early 1990s, and is still a famous number.[1]

The band disbanded in the late 1990s and is remembered as a party band in the city of Lahore. The band's drummer Sahir Ali Bagga later became a solo television and film music composer and a film playback singer. The drummer-cum-composer developed an A. R. Rahman type persona and became the driving force behind several hits by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.[2]

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3lYEvZbbNY, Jupiters song 'Yaaro Yehi Dosti Hai' on YouTube, Uploaded 9 June 2009, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  2. ^ a b https://tribune.com.pk/story/367060/sahir-ali-bagga-age-of-glory/, 'Sahir Ali Bagga: Age of glory', the original drummer of Jupiters music band, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 19 April 2012, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  3. ^ https://tribune.com.pk/story/321083/i-cant-stand-salman-ahmad-ali-azmat/, Ali Azmat's interview to The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 13 January 2012, Retrieved 28 March 2017
  4. ^ http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?171146-Pakistani-Pop-Music-80-s-amp-90-s-era, Pakistani Pop Music - 1980s and 1990s era, Retrieved 28 March 2017