Innallha wa Inna Illaihi Rajioun’ – renowned Qawwal, Amjad Sabri, famous for dozens of impeccable qawwalis, has succumbed to his injuries after gunmen opened fire on his car in Karachi, media reports.
The legendary Qawwal of Pakistan was gunned down in Liaquatabad area of Karachi after unknown gunmen crossed his path and shot him dead. The Qawwal famous for his legendary tracks such as “Tajdar-e-Haram” and “Bhar-do-Jholi Meri” has left the world way too early. Pakistani media claims that his death was a result of a terrorist attack.
Condolences start to pour on Social Media – indeed, a huge loss
Social Media was quick to realize the unprecedented and huge loss that the community has borne.
Devastating news about Amjad Sabri. A legend with a legendary voice. May his soul RIP.
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 22, 2016
What a shocking news! #AmjadSabri! Another legend leaves us!
— Salman Parekh (@maansals) June 22, 2016
I am at a loss of words!!!!
Amjad Sabri's murder.
He has been a close friend for 25 yrs. This is unbelievable!
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) June 22, 2016
Just heard the news on #AmjadSabri, I am in a state of shock. A real legend. Praying for his family, praying for this country..
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) June 22, 2016
— Najia Ashar (@najiaashar) June 22, 2016
RIP Amjad Sabri. Assassinated. What a mess Karachi is.
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) June 22, 2016
The story is still developing – up until now, the claims are of a terrorist attack, that targeted Amjad Sabri for his beliefs. This is a developing story which will be updated as the situation grows with information.
Indeed a huge and terrible loss for Pakistan, may his soul rest in peace.