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Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 68th birth anniversary

KARACHI: The 68th birth anniversary of legend qawwal Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being observed on Thursday (today). He is popularly regarded as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Qawwali”. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in Faisalabad on 13th October, 1948, and is considered one of the trend-setters and pioneers of fusion music in Pakistan. He was trained by his father Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and he used to perform with his father in different programs. The maestro had amazing vocal capabilities and could…

Amjad Sabri laid to rest amid tributes and tears

KARACHI: Highly praised qawwali maestro and Sufi singer, Amjad Sabri has been laid to rest beside his father, Ghulam Farid Sabri, in Paposh Nagar graveyard in the city. A huge crowd of fans, supporters, friends and family members gathered from across the city to attend his final funeral proceedings earlier in the day today. Pakistan is in mourning after losing a name like Amjad Sabri, in an assassination attempt by unidentified assailants on Wednesday in Liaquatabad area. Many crowded to touch the ambulance, a…