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KARACHI – Pakistan singer Taher Shah, who shot to fame with hit songs ‘Eye to eye’ and ‘Mankind’s angel’, has left the country after receiving ‘death threats’, his manager confirmed on Thursday.

“Pakistan’s famous singer Taher Shah, who is known for spreading love through his music had been receiving life threats for quite some time,” a statement released by his agent said.

“Recently Shah made his film debut with Pakistan’s first online film and it seems like the haters are not admiring his approach of using arts to the benefit of mankind. Perhaps that is the reason why he was getting threats.

“Shah was left heartbroken when the government failed to provide him security and as a result of which he decided to leave Pakistan,” the statement added.

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The singer’s departure was confirmed by his manager. “Even I don’t know where he has gone to but he has left Pakistan for sure,” he said.

Taher Shah (from Karachi, Sindh) rose to Internet stardom when he released his first viral hit, ‘Eye to eye’, in 2013. In an interview, he stated that it took him 30 years to write the lyrics for the song. The song went viral on social media, and a lot of people dedicated their covers to the singer. In 2015, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan dedicated the song to his friend Ranveer Singh. Ranveer Singh later dubsmashed the song.

He rose to prominence again in April this year with his second release, ‘Mankind’s angel’.