By Rotary Voices staff
Salman Ahmad, founder of the popular Pakistani band Junoon, is the latest musician to lend his talents to our campaign to End Polio Now, recording this video to mobilize Pakistan’s various ethnic and religious groups in support of eradicating the crippling disease. Pakistan is one of only three countries, the other two being Nigeria and Afghanistan, where transmission of the live polio virus has never been stopped.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Ahmad spent his teenage years in New York before returning to Lahore to train as a medical doctor. He is most famous for founding Junoon, South Asia’s biggest and longest-lasting rock band, in 1990. The band performed with artists from all over the world at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in 2007, televised in more than 100 countries. He currently serves as a professor at Queens College of the City University of New York.