Born on December 23, 1976, Amjad Sabri used to participate in chorus in his father and uncle’s group, “Sabri Brothers.” He started working as supporting vocalist after the death of his father. Later, he started on his own.
Three years after martyrdom, Slain Amjad Sabri is still living in our hearts. The great Sufi Qawaal, Naatkhuwan, and singer Amjad Farid Sabri were murdered near Liaqutabad underpass on in the sacred month of Ramadan. The whole nation went into deep sorrow by losing a precious asset.
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 South Asia’s most prominent qawwali singers. He kept the tradition and spirit of qawwali alive and made a big contribution in making Pakistan and Islam proud around the world.
His other works included Main Nazar Karoon Jaan e Jigar, Allah Allah, Dhoom Macha Do, Kaaby 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.
May his sole rest in peace.
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