Popular Qawwal and Naat Khawan Amjad Sabri are being remembered on the fourth anniversary of his death today (Monday). On 22 June 2016, he was assassinated on a Karachi street.
The soulful voice of Amjad Sabri and his horrific, deliberate murder was met with devastation.
A group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan who had previously accused Sabri of blasphemy, targeted him in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on the 16th of Ramadan.
The TTP took responsibility for the attack, and thousands of people attended funeral prayers from Sabri.
Amjad Sabri was the Sabri Brothers’ son and nephew of Qawwal icons, Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Sabri. Like his ancestors, Sabri has devoted his life and served the sufi qawwali tradition.
The most famous kalaam of Sabri’s ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ and ‘Bhar Do Jholi’ are still in his fans’ hearts. Lastly, he collaborated with Coke Studio on a project where he performed with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as Aaj Rang Hai.
But, unfortunately, Amjad Sabri was not able to witness the release of his much-anticipated Coke Studio project.
A huge number or Karachi citizens and politicians said Fateha prayers and lit lamps to commemorate the departed soul.