Thousands pay last tribute to 'Qawwali champ' Amjad Sabri

03:30 PM | 23 Jun, 2016
Thousands pay last tribute to 'Qawwali champ' Amjad Sabri
KARACHI (Staff Report) - Funeral prayers for the renowned qawwal Amjad Sabri were offered on Thursday (today) in front of Iram Bakery on the Liaquatabad Road in Karachi, after which the Sufi music maestro was buried in the Paposh Nagar graveyard next to his father and uncle’s grave.

Thousands showed up to pay their final respects and offer funeral prayers for the departed soul. The body of the deceased was shifted from the morgue to his house, where his friends, family and relatives paid him their final respects.

The legendary singer underwent the ritualistic ghusl or purifying bath before burial this morning.

The ambulance carrying Sabri's body was thronged by hundreds of supporters, who wanted to see a glimpse of their idol. The atmosphere at the occasion was poignant, as almost everyone gathered was in tears.

A heavy contingent of Rangers reached the Paposh Nagar graveyard to help control the crowd. Due to the presence of the large crowd, Sabri's relatives were finding it difficult to remove his body from the ambulance.

Sabri's Rasm-e-Qul will be held tomorrow (Friday) after Jummah prayer at Furkaniya mosque in Liaquatabad.

The great singer was killed in a gun attack by unidentified men in the Liaquatabad area on Wednesday.