Karachi: Renowned qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri is being remembered on his 27th death anniversary on Monday (today).
Ghulam Farid Sabri was born in 1930 in India and started taking initial lessons of qawwali singing from his father Inayat Sabri at the age of six.
His grandfather was ‘Mehboob Baksh Ranji’ who was claimed to the ruler of Music.
His family migrated from India to Pakistan and settled down in Karachi after the partition.
The acclaimed qawwal made his first public performance at the Urs of Sufi saint Mubarik Shah in a crowd of thousands in 1946 in Kalyana.
The most famous kalaam of Sabri’s are Mera Koi Nahin Hai Tere Siwa, Bhardo Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad, Sarela Makan Se Talab Hui, Taajdar-e-Haram and Saqiya Aur Pila.
Ghulam Farid Sabri, died on April 5, 1994 in Karachi, after suffering a heart attack and more than 40,000 people attended his funeral prayer.