Shafaullah Khan Rokhri


Born: 1966

Born Place: Rokhri, Mianwali, Pakistan

Died: 29 August 2020

Death Place: Islamabad, Pakistan

Genres: Folk, ghazal

Occupation(s): Folk singer, songwriter, music composer

Years active: 1980s-2020

Labels: Rokhri Productions Thar Production Pak

Family: Zeeshan Khan Rokhri


Shafaullah Khan Rokhri (1966 – 29 August 2020) was a Saraiki folk singer, songwriter and music producer. He mainly sang Saraiki songs which are popular all over Pakistan. He along with his son Zeeshan Khan Rokhri produced music under their label Rokhri Productions. His son Zeeshan Khan Rokhri is also a famous Saraiki singer.

Shafaullah Rokhri is considered a legend of Saraiki music and was the most popular singer from the Sariki belt second to Ataullah Khan Esakhelvi.

Shafaullah Khan Rokhri


Rokhri was born in 1966 in Mianwali, Punjab, he initially joined Punjab Police as a constable but due to his interest in music left the job to pursue music career.


Rokhri started his music career in the era of 1980s and soon rose to fame among Saraiki folks. He released several albums and became a prolific singer of the Saraiki folk genre over the years and was considered only second to Ataullah Khan Esakhelvi also from Mianwali,

His son Zeeshan Rokhri in later years also joined him and the father-son duo sang manly songs which became immensely popular among folks in Pakistan. They also produced a music show named Folk Studio under their music label Rokhri Productions which featured their songs along with other artists from the Saraiki belt.

During the last decade they mostly revamped their songs and released them on YouTube under Rokhri Productions which were quite popular in Pakistan and garnered millions of views. His songs are also being sung by several new singers who rose to fame singing and following his style.


He was married and had a daughter and four sons. His son Zeeshan Khan Rokhri is also a famous Saraiki singer.


Rokhri died on 29 August 2020 in Islamabad due to cardiac arrest. Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar expressed condolences to Rokri’s family on his demise and said that it closed the chapter of Saraiki music and his services will long be remembered.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 December 2022. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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