Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

Amjad Sabri’s last interaction with Strings


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Qawwal Amjad Sabri’s atrocious assassination has shocked the whole nation. It astonished everyone and no one has been able to overcome. The news shook the entertainment industry and numerous artists linked with the singer are mourning the loss of a national figure.

Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood, the members of Strings, who are as well the executive producers for Coke Studio 9, in recent times, revealed a cordial post on their Facebook page regarding their relations with Sabri, and the impact he had on their lives.

The pair met Sabri in 2015 when he was summoned to commend Atif Aslam’s version of Tajdar-e-Haram, which would go on to become one of Coke Studio’s very famous releases. They stated that “Five minutes into our meeting, we were talking to him as if we were age-old buddies,” they further added “Soon after the viewing, on his way out, he couldn’t resist the pool table lying in our studio lounge. He played like a champ and crushed everyone he played with.”


Pursuing the initial meeting, Strings determined to plan another meeting, this time with a diverse agenda.

The continued that “This year, we called him and spoke to him about the idea of a possible collaboration with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, which he very graciously accepted,” Coke Studio 9, made this time by manifold producers and anticipated to air from 14 August, will involve the teamwork of the two giants of the music world.

They added “We knew when these two giants are sitting on a platform; the only thing you can expect is magic. On recording day, after a small briefing session, we skipped the rehearsal and went straight into recording. Sabri started singing in his grand sonorous voice and blew everyone away. We all cried that night. These two masters took us to a very different journey, a journey we can never forget. Just 25 days later, Sabri is not with us. We still can’t believe it.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.