KARACHI: The 20th death anniversary of the renowned folk singer Allan Faqir is being observed on Saturday.
Allan Fakir was born in 1932 in the ancient village of Aamari in Jamshoro District, Sindh. He had a sharp memory. Though he could not read or write, but he had earned fame all across the country through his Sufiana Kalams.
He had unique style of singing, which differentiated him from other singers. He was best known for his devotional singing and traditional folk dancing.
Many of Faqir’s songs were based on the poetry of Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
He was bestowed with several awards including the presidential honour of Pride of Performance. The Sufi singer also received Shah Latif Award, Shahbaz Award and other awards.
The legendary singer of Sindh has left the world on 4th July, 2000 and buried near Sindh University Jamshoro.
Allan’s song “Teray Ishq Mey Jo Bhi Doob Gaya … Ussey Dunya Ki Lehron Sey Darna Kia… Jiss Darya Ka Pani Jeewan Dey… Uss Darya Ki Lehron Sey Darna Kia” was the most popular among his other songs.