17 Facts About Amjad Sabri


Amjad Farid Sabri was a Pakistani qawwal, naat khawan and a proponent of the Sufi Muslim tradition.

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Amjad Sabri's father trained him in Raag Bhairon, which is practiced in early morning.

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Amjad Sabri presented the work of his family and travelled widely to India, America and Europe where he was known as the "rock star" of qawwali.

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Amjad Sabri appeared alongside his father Ghulam Farid Sabri and uncle Maqbool Ahmed Sabri at the age of 6 years old, along with the Sabri Brothers in Pakistani film Saharay which was released in 1982.

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Amjad Sabri recited Allama Iqbal's poem Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua in the same film.

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Amjad Sabri mostly used to recite poetry sung by his father and uncle, then eventually began to include some of his own compositions.

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Amjad Sabri's most popular song is a Naat Karam Maangta Hoon.

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Amjad Sabri performed an outstanding qawwali, "Aaj Rang Hai" with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Episode 7 of Season 9.

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Amjad Sabri is fondly remembered by friends and family as a warm and affable person who was always smiling, and had a love for board games and a childish tendency to play pranks.

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Amjad Sabri married his wife Nadia after being introduced to her in 2002 through mutual friends.

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Amjad Sabri was known to be a family man who preferred to spend time with his wife and children despite his hectic career and travelling commitments and felt homesick when travelling abroad.

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Amjad Sabri preferred to live in his humble Liaqatabad residence even after achieving world fame and refused to move to a more affluent area due to his spiritual association with the home built by his father.

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Amjad Sabri's assassination occurred near an underpass named after his father.

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Amjad Sabri was buried near the graves of his father Ghulam Farid Sabri and uncle Maqbool Ahmed Sabri at Paposh Qabristan, in Nazimabad.

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Amjad Sabri's murder was met with condemnation from many public figures in Pakistan and India, and several protests were organised against the killing.

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Amjad Sabri disclosed that Amjad Sabri was not paying extortion to the party, which was the reason for his murder.

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Amjad Sabri was previously arrested by US forces in Afghanistan in 2016 but was later released after he spent 14 weeks in jail in Afghanistan.

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