KARACHI: The fourth death anniversary of famous qawwal Amjad Farid Sabri is being observed across the nation.
Amjad Farid, one of the most revered artists among the Sabri brothers was killed in a targeted killing at Liaquatabad Town in Karachi. The killing was claimed by a splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan who had earlier accused the qawwal of blasphemy.
Sabri s last song on TV included the words, “When I shudder in my dark tomb, dear Prophet, look after me.” The killing sparked widespread condemnation from public figures in both India and Pakistan, where Sabri has a huge fan following.
Amjad Sabri was the son and nephew of the distinguished Qawwal icons from the Sabri Brothers, Ghulam Farid Sabri, and Maqbool Sabri. Like his elders, Sabri dedicated his life to keeping alive the tradition of Sufi qawwali that dates back over seven centuries.
His songs Tajdar-e-Haram and Bhar Do Jholi immortalised 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. However sadly, the light that was Amjad Sabri was extinguished a few months before the release of the Coke Studio season featuring him.