Our very famous qawwal Amjad Sabri shot dead while he was on the way to his home from Liaquatabad, some unidentified people fired on his car.
Sufi legend – Amjad Sabri, 45, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liquatabad 10 area, when unknown gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries.
An eye witness told media, “Then they turned and fired four shots on the other side of the car.”
Police Surgeon Dr Rohina Hasan confirmed Sabri’s death. She said that he was shot thrice, twice in the head and once on the ear.
Amjad Sabri was one of the country’s finest sufi singers, known for his soul-stirring renditions of mystic poetry. He enthralled music aficionados with his brand of spirituality, mysticism and ecstasy for years. He was not only well-versed with the structure and aesthetics of qawwali but also knew how to make it adaptive to the contemporary music keeping its essence alive.
Hence the Sabri Legacy comes to an end with this sad demise of the last Sabri of the Nation. May ALLAH rests his soul in peace in heaven. A big loss for the nation and entire world.
You will be missed!