Sohrab Faqeer, the great Sufi singer of Sindh, Pakistan at 73 left hundreds and thousands of listeners morning on Friday, October, 23rd, 2009. We at Sindhiyat extend our heartfelt condolence to his family and friends.
His full name was Sohrab Fakir Khaskhely. He was born in 1934 in Khairpur. His father was the ;ate Hamal Fakir, was the disciple of Kush Khair Muhammad Fakir.
Sohrab Fakir is recognized as the greatest living Sindhi folk singer in his style of music, playing the yaktaro (single stringed instrument) and chappar (wooden clappers)
In a condolence statement, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah paid tribute to the deceased with respect for his traditional Sufi songs and said
It is difficult to fill the gap created by his death...Sohrab Faqeer would be remembered for his unique command over the Sufi genre of singing.
Marvi Memon, Member of Pakistan's National Assembly in her condolence tweet said:
From Peshawar, the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan Shihab Taqi Halepota in response to Marvi's tweet states:
Sohrab faqeer of sindh was one such treasure who was not taken care of n whom we lost. We mourn his death
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Sindh, #Pakistan lost an other Sohrab Faqeer, a saint, sage and sufi singer. We value them once they depart. We are never in or on time.
Listen to Saiin Sohrab Faqeer on YouTube.Cross posting from Sindhiyat