Live Update qawwali singer Amjad Sabri killed in Karachi gun attack .KARACHI (Dunya News) – Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri has been killed in a gun attack by unidentified miscreants in the Liaquatabad area, reported Wednesday.
Initial details of the attack suggest that four unidentified gunmen atop two motorcycles opened fire at his car.
Sources privy to police stated that at least eleven bullets were fired at the car with four penetrating the vehicle on the sides and six going through the windscreen.
Reportedly, two bullets fatally injured Sabri with one penetrating the face and other his chest.
Sabri was heading for the studio of a private television channel to take part in the Iftari transmission when he was attacked.
The Sabri legacy
Amjad Sabri was the nephew of qawwali icon Maqbool Sabri who passed away in 2011.
Maqbool Sabri along with his brother, the late Ghulam Farid Sabri, formed a formidable qawwali group in the mid-50s and became known for their soul-stirring renditions of arifana kalam (mystic poetry).
Maqbool’s nephew Amjad Sabri — who was tragically shot dead today in Karachi — was keeping the family tradition alive and was one of the most sought-after qawwals of the country.
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.
Amjad Sabri was born on December 23, 1976. He was the son of renowned qawwal Ghulam Fareed Sabri. He started to learn to sing qawwali at the age of 9.
Karachi is struggling with worst crime incidence for past years prompting the federation to launch a targeted operation in Sindh‘s capital in September 2013.
Sindh Rangers are leading the operation while there is visible reduction in the incidents of target killings and terror attacks in the city.