The 25th death anniversary of world famous Qawwal, Ghulam Farid Sabri is being observed today (April 5). Sabri was a major qawwali singer, and a leading member of the Sabri Brothers, a leading qawwali group in Pakistan in the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s. He was born in Kalyana, a village in the district of Rohtak in 1930. His family’s musical lineage stretches back several centuries, to the age of the Mughal emperors.
The first recording of Sabri brothers was released in 1958 under the EMI Pakistan label, was a popular hit called Mera Koi Nahin Hai Teray Siwa. The most listened to Qawwalis are Bhardo Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad, Sarela Makan Se Talab Hui, Taajdar-e-Haram, Saqiya Aur Pila among others. Ghulam Farid was also a poet and wrote some famous Qawwalis which were sung by him and his brothers, including Aawe Mahi and Auliyao’n Ke Maula Imam Aaye Hai.
In recognition of his contribution he got many awards including Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1978 for whole Sabri Brothers Group, Tamgha E Husn E Karkardagi By President Of Pakistan For Both Ghulam Farid Sabri And Maqbool Ahmed Sabri and many more. Ghulam Farid Sabri died on 5 April 1994 in Liaquatabad, Karachi following a massive heart attack.
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22 August, 2019