Yunus started his career in the 1980s and is known as one of the founders of folk music in Afghanistan.
Veteran Afghan Singer Yunus Dies At 76
Veteran Afghan singer Yunus passed away at the age of 76 years at his home in Australia on Saturday.
Head of the National Institute of Music Ahmad Naser Sarmast said on his Facebook page on Saturday that Yunus was one of the founders of Afghanistan’s folk music scene and that he wrote beautiful songs.
Yunus lived in Melbourne and he will be laid to rest there on Sunday.
One of his songs which made him famous during the 1980s in Afghanistan, was titled Bewafawee.
He travelled to Kabul a few years ago and recorded an album at the National Radio and Television of Afghanistan, from where he started his career as an amateur singer.
His songs had mostly focused on romantic themes.
Music lovers say his voice was among the golden voices of Afghanistan.
He migrated to Australia during the civil war in Afghanistan.
According to the Ministry of Information and Culture, Yunus had recorded more than 200 songs for radio and over 30 songs for TV.
He leaves behind a son and a daughter.
He studied at Amani High School in Kabul and completed his higher education in geology at a Moscow university.
The ministry termed his death a big loss to the Afghan music industry.