Amjad Sabri

Amjad Sabri

Amjad Sabri

Amjad Sabri was a Pakistani Sufi poet, Naat reciter, and singer. He was born into a qawwal family and was a son of Qawwal Ghulam Farid. He used to perform on stage with his father at the age of 12. During this time, he became a well-known qawwal of the subcontinent, which often recited qawwalis written by his father and uncle. After the death of his father and uncle, he carried out their musical legacy, and with his hard work, he made a name for himself in the world of qawwali. This article has all the information about Amjad Farid, including Amjad Sabri Biography and Amjad Sabri Family.

Name:Amjad Sabri
Local Language Name::امجد صابری
Famous As:Qawaal
Education:He received Music education
Profession:Chorus singer and Lead Qawwali Singer
Years Active:1982-2016
Date:23rd December 1970
Parents:Ghulam Farid Sabri and Asghari Begum
Siblings :Azmat Farid Sabri, Sarwat Farid Sabri and Talha Farid Sabri
Relatives:Maqbool Ahmed Sabri (uncle), Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri(Uncle) Kamal Sabri (Uncle)
Date:22nd June 2016
Rest Place:Karachi,

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Amjad Sabri Biography

  • The late Amjad Farid Sabri was a cheerful, courteous, and competent artist. All his life he recited hamads, Naat and Manqabat, took the name of Allah’s Messenger and in this way, he gained fame. Amjad started his career in poverty, and then he became a cherisher of the poor. His voice was a bit different from his father’s, but when he sang, he wisely copied his father’s voice. In the world of poetry, he has very little work of his own. 
  • Amjad Sahab mostly read his father’s words. Now it is a matter of luck that he was destined to have more fame and fortune than his father and uncle. He did not associate with anyone sect. His art was a source of devotion for all. There was an attraction in his personality that everyone fell in love with him. He also abandoned conservatism when it came to clothing. He also wore jeans and a kurta and wore traditional Qawwal party attire. Pakistani Government awarded him Pride of Performance and Sitara E Imtiaz. 

Amjad date of birth

He opened his eyes on 23rd December,1970 in Qawaal Mohalla of Liaqatabad area of Karachi.

Education of Sabi

Amjad started learning the art of qawwali from his father when he was nine and performed on stage for the first time in 1988 at the age of 12.

Amjad Sabri Family

  • Amjad belonged to the well-known qawwal Sabri family and was the son of Ghulam Farid Sabri. Maqbool Sabri and Ghulam Farid Sabri introduced Qawwali all over the world and gained prominence in mystical discourse. The two brothers also sang qawwalis for Pakistani films. Their first film qawwali ‘Mera Koi Nahein Hai Teray Siwa’ was sung in 1965 for the film Ishq-e-Habib.
  • The Sabri brothers were artists, and it is a marvel of their art that they not only recited hamds, naats and, manqabats, but also excelled in the field of political qawwalis and film songs. After the demise of Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Sabri, this family art was further developed by Amjad. He was the third of Ghulam Farid Sabri’s five sons.


Initial Career

  • He started learning the art of qawwali from his father at the age of nine. He first performed on stage at the age of 12 in 1988. Apart from this at an early age, he also performed Allama Iqbal’s Dua (Lab Pay Ati Hai Dua Bin Ke Tamna Meri) in the Pakistani film ‘Sahara’ and got the same popularity as his father. In his father’s life, he used to attend concerts with him, but after the death of Ghulam Farid Sabri in 1994, he started performing as a central qawwal himself.  
  • In 1996 he made his own party and added his friends and brothers as members. In 1997 Oriental Star Agencies released his 1st album titled ‘Balaaghal Olaa Be Kamal He’. He has performed in various countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, and has tried to maintain the style of his father and uncle. 
  • Amjad Farid was a great lover of Muhammad(S.A.W.W) and the family of Muhammad(S.A.W.W) and left a precious manqabat among his fans (Mein Qaabar Andhairi Mein Ghabraon Ga Jab Tanhaa). His performance ‘Aj Rang Hai’ with Rahat Fateh in Coke Studio proved to be his last performance of life.

Famous Qawwalis

  • Sabri managed to gain popularity all over the world due to his excellent voice and individuality and people in India were also obsessed with him. Amjad introduced new experiments in the field of Qawwali to make it popular among the people and presented it with innovation. 
  • One of his most famous qawwali was to sing his father and uncle Maqbool’s qawwali ‘Tajdar Haram’ in a new style, which became very popular. Another of his famous qawwali was ‘Bhar Do Jhooli’, which was sung by his father and uncle before him. Another famous qawwali of Amjad was ‘Mera Koi Nahin Hai Tere Siwa’. Similarly, Khawaja Diwani was also very popular among people. And another famous qawwali was ‘Ali Kay Sath Hai Zehra Ki Shadi.’

Amjad Sabri Death

  • He was shot dead by two armed motorcyclists on June 22, 2016, in Liaquatabad Town, Karachi. His funeral prayers were offered in front of Iram Bakery on Liaquatabad Road. Thousands attended his funeral. He was buried in the compound of Pir Hairat Shah Warsi’s mausoleum in Paposh Nagar Cemetery. The grave of his father, Ghulam Farid Sabri, is also present in the same compound. There was a strong public reaction in Pakistan to the news of his assassination. 
  • Many political leaders, including the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Chief Minister of Punjab and the Chief Minister of Sindh, condemned it. At the same time, many actors and singers also condemned it. Many celebrities in neighboring India also expressed regret and condemnation over the murder of Amjad Sabri. He is survived by a wife and five children. 

Amjad Sabri Qawwalis

  1. Mera Koi Nahi Ha Terey Siwa
  2. Bhar Do Jhooli Meri Yaa Muhammad
  3. Mera Koi Nahi Ha
  4. Phr Dekha De Haram
  5. Saverey Saverey  
  6. Balaghal Ullaa Bay Kamale Hi
  7. Ban Gai Baat
  8. Bhar Do Jhooli Meri
  9. Jis Ney Madiney Jana
  10. Saqia Aur Pilaa
  11. Bar Sabil E Dil Faarsi
  12. Kaash Ye Dua Meri
  13. Khaasa E Khasane Rasool
  14. Ramazan Aa Gaya
  15. Uthoo Rindo Piyo Jam-e-Qalandar
  16. Duaa
  17. Yaa Mustafa
  18. Meri Taubaa Qabool
  19. Morey Aangna
  20. Yaa Muhammad Noor-e-Mujasam
  21. Andheray Ke Dil Main Chirag-e-Muhabbat
  22. Main Nazar Karo Jan-e-Jigar
  23. Touloh-e-Seher Hau Sham-E-Galander
  24. Sare La-Makan Se
  25. Ya Mohammad SAW
  26. Laal Meri Pat Rakhiyo Bhaala
  27. Sakhi Lajpaal Ho Sarkaar
  28. Taajdar-E-Haram Ho Nighaa-E-Karam
  29. Deewanaa Deewanaa Khawaja Ka
  30. Haleema Goud Main Teri
  31. Allah Allah Allah
  32. Karam Ye Mujh Pe Hameshaa
  33. Khabraam Rasida
  34. Salley Alla Subhaan Allah
  35. Taiba Ke Jaane Waley
  36. Yaa Ali Maula Ali Mushkil Kasha
  37. Kaabe Ki Rounaq
  38. Mere Liye Har Gulshan E Rangeen
  39. Allah Hu
  40. Tauba Qabool Ho Meri
  41. Yaa Rab Meri Soyi Hui Taqdeer
  42. Ajmeer Ke Walii
  43. Kaisa Lage Ga
  44. Bar Sabil E Dil Farsi
  45. Kaash Ye Dua Meri

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