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6th Death Anniversary of Legendary Folk Singer Sadiq Faqeer Being Observed Today

By: Kamran Khamiso Khowaja
MITHI: One of the most melodious voices of Sindh Left this World Six years ago on 26th February 2105 following a fatal road mishap in Saudi Arabia where he had gone to perform Umrah. He was a notable Sindhi Folk Singer who could sing different genres of music with ease but his command over classic and semi-classical genres was pristine.
Born to Faiz Mohammad Mangarhar in Mithi Sadiq possessed the ability to become a singer since childhood and learned music from his uncle Muhammad Hussain who was also affiliated with the field of music.
As a student at school and college, he sang during the events and also performed at marriage ceremonies. Mr. Inayat Baloch introduced him on Radio Pakistan in 1986 while acclaimed literary figure Shamsul Hyder introduced him on PTV two years later in 1988.
He earned unparalleled fame by singing the poetry of famous poets Including Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sheikh Ayaz, Ustad Bukhari, Akash Ansari, Shamsul Hyderi, and others but he had a special association with Sheikh Ayaz and his poetry.
Sheikh Ayaz wrote in his book that the voice of Sadiq was the most suitable voice for his words as Sadiq used to deliver voice from the core of his heart.
He performed in different parts of the word and earned accolades for his melodious and mesmerizing voice and was also bestowed with awards in recognition of his services.
Aseen Bas Rahyaseen Adura Adura, Chandni Rat, Thi Amaltas Taan kook, and Dardan jo Dastanon are a few of his memorable songs. His Son Nazakat Faqir is carrying his legacy and is one of the renowned singers of Sindh.

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