Karachi: Renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi Wednesday afternoon, after unknown gunmen fired at his vehicle in the city’s Liaquatabad area, reported Pakistani media.
Sabri, 45, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liquatabad 10 area, when unknown gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries.
An eye witness told media, “Then they turned and fired four shots on the other side of the car.”
Police Surgeon Dr Rohina Hasan confirmed Sabri’s death. She said that he was shot thrice, twice in the head and once on the ear.
Amjad Sabri was one of the country’s finest qawwal, 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.