Amjad Sabri of the Qawwali group Sabri Brothers was shot dead in Karachi Wednesday afternoon, after two bike-borne gunmen opened fire at his car in Liaquatabad area.
Sabri was travelling along with an associate when the assailants intercepted and killed him. The two were immediately shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital, but Sabri succumbed to his injuries. Pakistan newspaper Dawn reported that he was shot thrice — two times in the head.
“Three people including Amjad Sabri have been killed in a targeted attack on his car in Liaquatabad 10 area this afternoon,” a senior police official said.
Amjad Sabri was the son of renowned Qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri whose family is famous in the subcontinent for their contribution to this sufi art and mystic poetry.
Amjad was one of Pakistan’s finest qawwals, known for his soul-stirring renditions of mystic poetry.
Almost whatever the Sabri brothers sang became an instant hit. But some of their most memorable and famous qawwalis were Bhar Do Jholi Meri, Tajdar-i-Haram and Mera Koi Nahin Hai Teray Siwa.