Folk singer Allan Faqir remembered on his 20th death anniversary

The legend is still celebrated as one of the greats in the folk genre

Entertainment Desk July 04, 2020

Legendary folk singer, Allan Faqir was remembered today on his 20th death anniversary. A Presidential Medal-winning folk singer with a distinct style in sufi music. the voice of Alan Faqir, still resonates in the ears of fans.

Faqir was an exceptional folk singer who mesmerised people through his sufi music. Not only was he known for his voice but the way he performed, from his appearance to how he took the stage, gave the crowd a euphoric experience. Born in the village of Amri in Sindh,in 1932, Faqir belonged to the Mangrachi tribe. Allan Fakir started his journey with a radio station in Hyderabad where he recited the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai.

His singing was already popular in Sindh, but the song Allah Allah Kar Bhayya with singer Muhammad Ali Shehki became his claim to fame in the mainstream.During his life, Allan Fakir sang many songs in Sindhi, Punjabi, Urdu, Seraiki and other languages.

Allan Faqir was awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance award in 1980 by the Government of Pakistan for his services to Sufi and folk music. He also received the Shah Abdul Latif Award, Shahbaz and Kandhkot Awards. Alan Faqir passed away on July 4, 2000 at a local hospital in Karachi.

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