In photos: Amjad Sabri— The powerhouse performer

We bid goodbye to the famous qawwal who gave us Bhar De Joli, the Sabri brothers' legacy, and much more.
Updated 22 Jun, 2016 06:31pm

Nephew of the qawwal icon Maqbool Sabri, Amjad Sabri was brutally killed in Karachi on Wednesday.

Amjad Sabri during his childhood days, with his father Ghulam Farid. —Photo courtesy

The Sabri brothers performing in Karachi in 2007. The qawwal troupe was started by Maqbool Sabri and Ghulam Farid Sabri in the 50s. —Photo courtesy

By the 80s, the Sabri Brothers had received national accolades and recognition. Amjad Sabri, following in his family's footsteps, soon became a household name as well. —Photo courtesy

The 45-year-old qawwal was known particularly for his energy and spiritual fervour during his performances. —Photo courtesy YouTube

He was regarded highly by qawwali enthusiasts world over. His predecessors were the first qawwals to perform in the West, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Here, Amjad Sabri is seen performing in Karachi. —Photo by Shahzaib Arif Shaikh

The Sabri Brothers have played an important role in the mainstreaming of qawwali. This photo shows them performing at Pakistan Idol. —Photo courtesy Geo Entertainment

Amjad Sabri's fanbase comprises of seasoned listeners and the youth alike. He frequently performed at colleges and universities. —Photo by Shahzaib Arif Shaikh

Amjad Sabri frequently performed around the globe, he performed at the Arab World Institute in Paris in January 2012 —Photo by Jahanzeb Hussain

Perhaps his most noted qawwalis are Bhar De Joli and Nami Danam Che Manzil Bood. —Photo by Shan Chandani