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LAHORE (Web Desk) – Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead three days ago in Karachi by unknown assailants, will be seen performing in the Coke Studio Season 9, for which he performed a rendition of the qawwali “Aj Rang Hai” alongside classical music maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

With the Strings duo Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia as executive producers, Coke Studio Season 9 will bring together multiple music directors and deliver music of different genres. The season will feature talent old and new, including Noori, Shani Arshad, Jaffer Zaidi, Shiraz Uppal, Faakhir Mehmood and Shuja Haider.

Although Amjad Sabri did not feature in previous seasons of Coke Studio, one of his qawwalis “Tajdar e Haram” was performed in Season 8 last year by Atif Aslam as a tribute to the original performers, Ghulam Farid Sabri and Maqbool Ahmed Sabri. Amjad Sabri had also helped Coke Studio on this rendition, The Nation reported.

The rendition gained worldwide fame with over 33 million views on digital media. Speaking about his kalaam during the recording in May, the late Amjad Sabri had said, “About 40 years ago, my father and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan read this kalaam at a dargah in Karachi and 40 years later, Rahat and I are reading it again (on Coke Studio Season 9).”