Shattering many hearts to pieces, singing sensation Atif Aslam finally married his long-time sweetheart in an intimate event at the Royal Palm in Lahore on Thursday evening.
Atif, whose love life has been secret for all these years, met wife-to-be Sarah Bharwana at Kirnnaird College about 12 years ago. Sarah was the sports in-charge and coordinated the concerts at the campus.
Atif and Sarah became close friends and got engaged in October 2011.
Radio host Dr Ejaz Waris said that the wedding event was intended to be low-key, with no media invited to cover it. Following the baraat, the valima dinner will be held on March 29.
“The marriage had not taken place earlier because Atif had some business commitments,” said Waris.
“The couple has a strong relationship; Sarah is very simple and Atif is very charismatic.”
In a message posted on his fan page on Facebook, Atif said: “My big day has finally arrived with your prayers. Allah has endowed me with a wonderful life partner. I would request all of you to continue praying for us as you have always being doing in the past for me.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2013.
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wow....12 year realy secrete ,,well allah bless your new relation and make happy...:)
why is he dressed like a chaukidar? :/
ppl from GB were also not indian :-/
happy for you guys. stay happy
@Shaami: Dont be senti yaar.
No it is not true
@Shoaib Baig: The Punjabi Culture does not depend on any Religion and no Religion can took hold of any Culture. Punjabi can be everybody irrespective of the Religion. Race or Creed. Even the Migrants who came from UP in 1947 and they settled in Punjab are known as Punjabis now as Punjabi is not a race but a Cultural Definition. Punjabi Culture is more than 2000 Years old while Sikhism is only a Recent Religion only 500 Years old and Also for your information the One of the First Books on Punjabi was actually Written by a Muslim and one of the first Poets in Punjabi known as Baba Farid in 11th Century was a Muslim too. The word Punj (Five in Persian) and Aab ( Water in Persian) was used by Persian Settlers who used to call it the Land of Five Rivers and they were the first one to Develop Punjabi Language,Furthermore most of the people who fought against Mughals like Dulla Bhatti etc were all Muslims and they used to wore Turbans as well as a Part of Punjabi culture.
@Humza: I am a Pakistani but i have studied history a Lot and for your information Northern Punjab regions including Potohar mainly Taxila and Hasan Abdal and regions like Takht Bai and Swat were the center of Buddhism in the past. The Upper Pakistan upto Kabul and the whole Kashmir and Himalaya regions remained the center of Buddhism and since KPK regions were the Part of Indus Valley Civilization then Historically you were a part of Old India too.
Congrats to you both. atif made his wedding into a concert.
The clothes they are wearing are not Islamic clothes. These clothes look like Punjabi Hindu or Sikh style.
Express Tribune stop censoring my posts.
To all, I am Pathan and proud Pakistani. My forefathers in pre partition days were patriotic Indians and fought wars of independence 1857. I did not mention any thing about Muslim or Hindu . I said we have roots of being Indian. Which is true. And for the record I also am syed if that makes sense to what I wrote.
Why so defensive about not having Indian roots?
@Humza: :-s ????? The pre-partition land of the sub-continent was one great India....
Mashallah ! what long lenghty hair. It looks glam on the bride. Are they real.
@sj - "he changed his clothes during the event? the girl is wearing the same thing in both the pictures but he isnt.. :s"
Lucky guy... Got to change his clothes while his bride waited on him... This brings back memories from my wedding - my wait seemed to last into eternity as my wife proceeded to change her saree...
Sigh!!! Anyway, best wishes for the married couple...
@viv: so what?
@Taza Dum: Not true, Only Punjabis,Sindhis and Kashmiris have roots in India, while Pasthuns and Balochis are Persian.
Congratulations and wish you both blissful union.
Congratulations and Mubarak ho! Simplicity and humility in expenses in will be the cascading goodwill to be followed. Salams
Congratulation --- Worthseeing couple.
He had the time to change his clothes during the ceremony??? thats something we havent seen yet
Congrats . May God Bless you both
@Sterry: If i m not wrong,Its shoaib malllik not shoaib akhtar.By the way feeling is mutual :)
@ Taza dum All Pakistanis have Indian roots////
Its a long time that i am listening this sentence from Hindu and fascist liberalism residing in my country .It means that at one time majority of us were hindus too so we should be proud of it as well???? .I belong from a migrated family and you dont know what really happened with the Muslims who tried to shift to Pakistan on the occasion of independence .For me my religion is Islam and my identity is Pakistan .
Congrats to Atif Aslam .Hope both lives happy together
@viv: every Pakistanis roots are in India....
@Taza Dum: Speak for yourself. Not all Pakistanis have Indian roots. Many of us, especially native Pakistanis have mixed blood which accounts for the diversity in Pakistan. Just because a lot of Pakistanis in Karachi migrated from India is no need for you to generalize about the majority native Pakistani population. As for the Baluch and Pashtuns, they have no Indian blood. Back to the issue- congratulations to Atif and Saira!
@Sherry majority of Pakistani women have no life skills. Atif is lucky he found one that does have that and is down to earth. Great that it was a simple affair, the only negative is that I hate the colours and their dress sense. Other then that, great power couple from Pakistan in the making! Atif and his wife make a great team. Well done. Also it does not matter who you matter, the main thing is that you get along and Pakistani women majority don't know or want to get along.
something is not clear. meaning atif met her when he was 18 years old then? how old was she then? if she was in college by then
@Sterry: I concur. I myself have been trying to find a way to win the heart of a Pakistani Girl. Just not sure how to go about it.
Both looking impressive. May Allah keep you both happy as a family away from the downsides of the show biz.
@Cyrus: They make a beautiful couple.I am glad to hear he married a real Pakistani girl; I know people in Pakistan are still upset that Sohaib Akhtar married an Indian girl. When there are so many beautiful women in Pakistan, why should anyone want to go to Bangladesh or India or Sri Lanka to find a bride? I think Pakistani women are more beautiful anyways!
@viv: All Pakistanis have Indian roots, if that makes you happy. ;)
Congrats to atif and Sara
he changed his clothes during the event? the girl is wearing the same thing in both the pictures but he isnt.. :s
Did he have two sets of clothes for the same function? From what I can see, the bride is wearing the same clothes in both the pictures but Atif has different clothes on :/
@viv: No she's Pakistani from lahore.
Bharwana is a Punjabi Jat clan.
Definitely such a high profile celebrity would prefer a life partner who he knew before his claim to fame! Both look great , congrats
MashaAllah nice couple
i have heard that the girls' roots are in india ...is it true??