S. B. John
Sunny Benjamin John
|Other names||S. B. John|
|Years active||1950 - 2010|
|song in the 1959 film “Savera”|
|Awards||Pride of Performance Award|
He was born in 1934 in Karachi and he started his singing career from Radio Pakistan in 1950. His inspiration was his grandfather who was also a singer. His first music teacher was Pandit Ram Chandar Trivedi.
When television was introduced in Karachi in 1967, John began singing gospel music on Christmas Eve on Pakistan Television. He also performed in stage shows in Karachi.S. B. John rose to fame by recording popular Urdu poetry known as ghazals in his vocals and music.
For four decades his songs have been as popular as they were when they were first released.
On August 14, 2010 President Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion of Independence Day conferred various Civil Awards on Pakistani citizens for excellence in various fields. The President’s Award for Pride of Performance was awarded to S. B. John for his playback singing.
Today S. B. John leads a retired life in Karachi.
- Dharkan Fall 2006 Archived 2010-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Interview 27 September 1974, S. B. John Interview on YouTube, Retrieved 27 Nov 2015
- Video on YouTube, Retrieved 27 Nov 2015
- , Soundtrack on IMDB website, Retrieved 27 Nov 2015
- Associated Press of Pakistan August 14, 2010, S. B. John listed as #81 recipient on the List, Associated Press of Pakistan Awards List, Retrieved 27 Nov 2015
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