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Tribute to legend Ustad Maqbool Sabri

Tribute to legend Ustad Maqbool Sabri by none other than his son Shumail Maqbool Sabri on his father death anniversary 2019. Ghulam Farid Sabri along with his brother Maqbool Sabri were known as Sabri Brothers and earned much fame in Qawwali. Ghulam Farid Sabri was born in British Punjab’s Rohtak district in 1930 to a family of gifted artists that traced its lineage back to the legendary musician Mian Tansen, one of the ‘Nine Jewels’ in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar – The Great. Before migrating to Pakistan upon the country’s inception, Ghulam Farid Sabri had joined Ustad Kallan Khan’s Qawwali party in India. He sang publically for the first time in 1946 at Sufi saint Mubarak Shah Sahab’s Urs.

Ghulam Farid Sabri joined the Qawwali group of his younger brother Maqbool Ahmed Sabri. The duo gave some of the greatest Qawwali hits of all time as their journey began with a super-hit-track “Mera Koi Nahin hai Tere Siwa in 1958.

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