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SB John: A Pride of Pakistani Christians


Sunny Benjamin John, who is commonly known as S.B. John, was born in 1934. He spend most of his life in Karachi, Pakistan. S.B. John including his wife and two sons namely Robin and Glenn John used to sing gospel on Christmas Eve, on Pakistani television.

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Prominent singers like S.B. John who perform it best could still be heard happily widening and twisting notes, breaking syllables and bouncing phrases to and fro. S.B. John started singing on Radio Pakistan Karachi as an ‘A’ category artist. Alongside he also was attended various functions and stage shows held in Karachi.

S.B. John also sang Janab Rana Akbar Aabadi Sahab’s ghazal, ‘Uray hoash us dar pay janay say pehlay.’ Sohail Rana composed this ghazal at EMI Pakistan.
About 1973, S.B. John introduced his son, Robin John, to Sohail Rana and told that he wished to buy his son a keyboard. Young Robin remembered all his father’s songs when he just was seven or eight years of age.

S.B. John again brought Robin to Sohail Rana 15 years later. By that time Robin had known as a brilliant singer. Hence, Sohail Rana used Robin’s voice in Pakistani television shows, and also in private songs and the film recordings.
Moreover, Robin also toured UAE, Turkey and USA with Sohail Rana and participated in the musical programs. Nowadays, Robin lives in USA.