Ali Za­far to pay tribute to Am­jad Sabri

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Ali Za­far (left) has recorded a qawaali to pay tribute to late singer Am­jad Sabri, (in­set) who was shot dead in Karachi on June 22. He will per­form qawwali for the first time.

The singer-turned-ac­tor will pay tribute to the pop­u­lar qawwal at an award func­tion today. When he got to know about the op­por­tu­nity, he im­me­di­ately flew back to Pak­istan and started work­ing on the track. “It’s a big honour for me to pay homage to a great artist be­sides host­ing a grand cel­e­bra­tion of one of our big­gest award shows,” says Za­far.

The singer, who had ex­pressed shock af­ter Sabri’s death, says, “It’s heart break­ing. Don’t have words to ex­press. I hope his mur­der­ers are brought to jus­tice. I re­mem­ber meet­ing him at the PSL match last but my fond­est memory with him is singing Channo, many years ago, on a bus ride to a cricket match. He was a gen­tle soul with a pow­er­ful voice.”

PHOTO: UMAIR RAO/AFP

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