Suraiya Multanikar (B. 1940) is from Multan. Her earliest childhood memories are of wanting to excel as a singer. No one in her immediate family could either teach or advise her, so in her childhood she taught herself by listening to film songs and copying their tunes and lyrics. Later, she became a formal disciple of Ghulam Nabi Khan of the Delhi Gharana who was a sarangi player. She was awarded the President’s Pride of Performance medal in 1986. Her repertoire includes classical, semi-classical, ghazal and folk songs. However, it was folk music that brought her fame. This is Multanikar’s rendition of a popular multani kafi – Vich Tan Ruhi Dey.