Ghulam Farid Sabri’s 24th death anniversary being observed today


Islamabad: The 24th death anniversary of a renowned Qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri is being observed today (on Thursday). Ghulam Farid Sabri was born 1930 in a small village of Rohtak in the East Punjab province. He was the grandson of Mehboob Baksh Ranji who was claimed to the ruler of Music.

His first public performance was at the annual Urs festival of the Sufi saint Mubarak Shah in Kalyana in 1946.

Ghulam Farid Sabri along with his brother Maqbool Sabri were known as the Sabri Brothers and earned much praise in Qawwali.

His ancestors fall in the category of Sufism that’s why his surname holds the title of Sabri. After then they were named as Sabri Brothers. He launched his very first Qawali in 1958 named as “Mera Koi Nahin Hai”.

Later on the Qawali with the title of “Bhar de Jholi Meri Ya Mohammad‚ Tajjdare-Haram and Saqiya Aur Pila” gave them a new and famed name in the industry.

Some of the Sabri Brothers known Qawalis are below list:

Mera Koi Nahin Hai, Nami Danam Che Manzil Boodh‚ Bhar de Jholi Meri Ya Mohammad, Tajjdare-Haram, Saqiya Aur Pila, Chashm-e-Mast-e-Ajabe‚ Man Kunto Maula, Rang of Hazrat Amir Khusro. Ghulam Farid passed away on April 5th‚ 1994 in Liaquatabad.

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