Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - ARTS -

NEWS of pop­u­lar US-based Pun­jabi rap­per Bohemia fore­go­ing smok­ing and al­co­hol has been mak­ing rounds for some time now. Ever won­dered who the driv­ing force be­hind the star’s lifestyle changes was? It is none other that mu­si­cian-turned-phi­lan­thropist Abrarul Haq.

Abrar, who has been work­ing with Bohemia in Dubai, seems to have pro­foundly in­flu­enced the rap­per. Bohemia re­cently took to Face­book to re­veal how meet­ing Abrar helped him change his life for the bet­ter.

The rap­per posted a pic­ture of the two shar­ing a light mo­ment. In the cap­tion, Bohemia re­vealed he had re­mained booze and smoke-free since meet­ing Abrar.

The world-fa­mous Pun­jabi rap­per has col­lab­o­rated with many other Pak- is­tani singers in­clud­ing Sajjad Ali. He ear­lier told lo­cal me­dia how his songs were in­flu­enced by the work of mas­ter Urdu po­ets.

“Peo­ple like Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mirza Ghalib are our icons and most of my po­etry is in­spired by them. For in­stance, in one of my songs I talk about go­ing be­yond the stars. The idea is es­sen­tially Al­lama Iqbal’s. But, only the learned will be able to de­ci­pher such in­flu­ences,” he said.

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