'My fondest memory of him is him singing Channo years ago with me on a bus' - Ali Zafar: The Nation Mourns the Loss of Amjad Sabri

'My fondest memory of him is him singing Channo years ago with me on a bus' - Ali Zafar: The Nation Mourns the Loss of Amjad Sabri
One of the most prominent Pakistani singers of Sufi devotional songs, a true legend who carried forward legacy of the inimitable Sabri brothers, Amjad Sabri, was shot dead by gunmen who fired into his car in Karachi on Wednesday. Yet, another reminder of the sectarian and extreme violence prevalent in Pakistan. Though gone but never forgotten, as fans across the globe mourn the loss of the nation's treasure. He was more than just music to the ears, he was an inspiration, the pride of the Pakistan and the last one of his kind. 

This tragic accident has left many angered, deeply disappointed and absolutely heartbroken. Fans demand justice and answers as they promise to keep his work alive for the voice of his was one that surely cannot be silenced.

Singer Ali Zafar, Bilal Khan and Rup Magon share their fondest memory of the icon with Hello! Pakistan,

"I remember meeting him at the PSL match last but my fondest memory of him is him singing Channo years ago with me on a bus ride to a concert." - Ali Zafar

"Amjad Sabri had powerhouse vocals and a sensitive heart of a peace loving sufi. His work will always keep him alive in our hearts. We need qawalli superstars like him for our cultural legacy to flourish and for our future generations. I hope we become more resolute in our fight for peace." - Bilal khan 

"As a young boy in Canada, Amjad Sabri's voice introduced me to the power of qawali and sufi poetry. The way he left us saddens me. Thank you Sabri Ji, for the risks you took to pursue and live your dreams. You made the world a better place." - Rup Magon

To lose him so soon, at the age of 45 has outraged his fans as they express their heartfelt emotions over the murder of their beloved singer on Twitter.

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His words and message of love are surely sharper and more powerful than the bullets that took away his life and may this be the reason he is remembered forever.

Do share your fondest memory of the beloved singer with us in the comments below.