ISLAMABAD, June 30 (APP): National Institute of Folk and
Traditional Art, Lok Virsa on Thursday paid rich tribute to
legendary Qawwal Amjad Sabri in a reference held here at Lok Virsa
The famous Laal Band from Lahore and Bakhshi brothers
performed Qawwali to pay tribute to Amjad Sabri.
Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed and large number of people
from different walks of life attended the function.
The participants strongly condemned the killing of Amjad Sabri
and said that the culprits involved in this heinous incident were the enemies of peace and humanity.
They expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the
tragic incident and paid rich tribute to the services of Amjad Sabri in Qawali.
They prayed almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in
eternal peace and grant the courage to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.
Amjad Sabri was born on December 23, 1976 to a household which
was famous for qawwal, the traditional form of music associated with devotion to holy personalities in Islam.
His father was Ghulam Fareed Sabri and he is the nephew of
Maqbool Sabri. Together, Maqbool and Ghulam Fareed formed the duo of the Sabri brothers, who went on to garner national and international acclaim.
Amjad Sabri presented the work of his father and uncle in a new
light, which helped the younger generation connect to qawwali, something which had not happened earlier.
‘Tajdar E Haram’, ‘Mera Koyi Nahi Teray Siwa’ and ‘Bhar Do
Jholi’ were some of the works of the renowned Sabri family which
were sung in a more different and unique way by Amjad Sabri.
His death is indeed a great loss not just for Pakistan’s Music
industry but also for the fans of Qawwali’s around the world. He is one of the finest qawwal and globally known for his talent.