Karachi artists pay tribute to Amjad Sabri with beautiful mural

Published: June 27, 2016
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In a touching tribute, two artists teamed up to paint a beautiful mural of the qawwal on a wall in Korangi PHOTO: S. M. RAZA/FACEBOOK

In a touching tribute, two artists teamed up to paint a beautiful mural of the qawwal on a wall in Korangi PHOTO: S. M. RAZA/FACEBOOK

In death as in life, Amjad Sabri left his mark on thousands of hearts. The whole country is mourning the loss of a man who was an ambassador of peace and a sufi qawwal who meant no harm to anyone.

In a touching tribute, two artists, S M Raza and Aqib Faiz, teamed up to paint a beautiful mural of the qawwal on a wall in Korangi.

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PHOTO: S M RAZA

“A group of friends were planning to make a Wall Of Kindness in Korangi number 5. One of them said, ‘why don’t we paint something here?’ Another said, ‘Amjad Sabri!’ And I said, ‘A tribute to Amjad Sabri.’ And we started the next day (Sunday). It was a very quick mural painting by myself and Aqib Faiz,” Raza said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

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The University of Karachi graduate, who was also a visiting faculty member at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and worked as an illustrator at Sonya Battla, said everyone is still in a state of shock over the killing of Amjad Sabri.

“He is not among us anymore but his voice will echo with our heartbeat,” Raza said.

PHOTO: S M RAZA

Sabri was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne gunmen, hardly a kilometre away from his home in the Liaquatabad neighbourhood of Karachi on Wednesday.

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PHOTO: S M RAZA

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