Amjad Sabri Being Remembered On 2nd Death Anniversary


Amjad Sabri being remembered on 2nd death anniversary

Sabri was shot at as he was driving back from a morning show

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 22nd June, 2018) Renowned sufi Qawaal, Naatkhuwan and singer Amjad Farid Sabri is being remembered on his 2nd death anniversary today, Friday.

Amjad Farid Sabri was a proponent of the Sufi muslim tradition. Son of Ghulam Farid Sabri and nephew of Maqbool Ahmed Sabri of Sabri Brothers, he emerged as one of the South Asia's most prominent qawwali singers, Private news channel reported.

Like his elders, Sabri dedicated his life to keeping alive the tradition of sufi qawwali that dates back over seven centuries.

Amjad used to recite poetry's sung by his father and uncle. Later, he also started to sing some of his own which included Ali Ke Sath Hai Zehra Ki Shaadi and Na Poochiye Ke Kya Hussain Hai.'Karam Maangta Hoon' was Amjad Sabri's one of the most famous Naat.

His other works included Main Nazar Karoon Jaan e Jigar, Allah Allah, Dhoom Macha Do, Kaab Ki Raunaq, Kaash Yeh Dua Meri, Ali Mera Dil, Phir Dikha De Haram, Tuloo-e-Saher Hai Shaam-e-Qalandar.

His Qawwalis Tajdar-e-Haram and Bhar Do Jholi immortalized him in the hearts of his fans.

His last music project was with Coke Studio where he performed the exceptional Aaj Rang Hai with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. But sadly, the light that was Amjad Sabri, was extinguished a few months before the release of the Coke Studio season featuring him.

On June 22, 2016, two motorcyclists opened fire on Sabri's car in Liaquatabad Town, Karachi, leaving him critically injured. The incident took place as he was coming back from a morning show where he read his last Naat. All of the passengers were then shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Sabri died shortly after.

He is still missed for his beautiful voice while Ramzan shows seem incomplete without him.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses