It was the afternoon of 15 Ramazan, everybody was happy and fasting. But suddenly, a bad news came that spoiled whole nation in grievance by saying that Amjad Sabri is no more in this world. Really, he was the legend of Qawali. He was the son of Maqbool Ahmed Sabri. He was going to a Ramzan transmission from his home.

Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Ahmed Sabri – who taught the art of Qawali by their father, Ustad Inayat Hussain Sabri – formed the original band “Sabri Brothers” and recorded their first album shortly after Independence in 1958.

After such struggle the Sabri brothers got status of great fame by performing in locations such as Carnegie Hall and London.

Amjad Sabri was one of the country’s finest qawwals, 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.

However, turning back to the brutal attack. After Zarb-e-Azb, National Action Plan and Rangers operations in Karachi, such attacks really prove that still terrorists are in form and highly existing in the society to attack everywhere fearlessly. PM of Pakistan and CM of Sindh have taken notices against culprits but usually such notices remain a dream for victimised family. Therefore, concerned authorities are mere supposed to take serious actions against killings of humanity, otherwise nobody will secure this state to become Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan, where lives of people are cheaper than anything in the world.


Shikarpur Sindh, June 23.