The 19th death anniversary of renowned folk singer Allan Fakir is being observed today (July 4). Allan Fakir was one of the most exponents of Sufi music in Pakistan.
His songs, mostly in Sindhi language except a few in Urdu, usually revolve around Sufism and the devotional philosophy. But the characteristic which distinguishes him from many other folk singers, is the depth of his feelings, which is very expressive in all of his songs.
In appreciation of his services to folk culture, he was given a job and a small house at the Institute of Sindhology. Allan Fakir received the President’s Pride of Performance award in 1980 and many others. He was died on July 4, 2000, at Liaqat National Hospital, Karachi. He died after suffering a paralysis attack. He left behind his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters.
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