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Ghulam Farid Sabri Biography in English Pdf Life Story Famous Songs is decribed in this post of Online sangeet. Read Old Indian Singers Lyrics Writers Music Composer Directors Biography .

Birth Details –

Place – Kalyana, Punjab, British India

Date of Birth –1930

Zodiac Sign – Capricorn

Marital Status – Married

Nationality – Pakistani



Ghulam Farid Sabri Life Story in English Pdf

Ghulam Farid Sabri Biography in English

Physical Appearance –

Eye Color – Black

Hair Color – Black

Family –

Father  – Inayat Hussain Sabri

Brother – Maqbool Ahmed Sabri, Kamal Ahmed Sabri,  Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri

Wife – Asghari Begum

Son – Sarwat Farid Sabri, Azmat Farid Sabri, Amjad Farid Sabri, Asmat Farid Sabri, Talha Farid Sabri

Teacher  – Ustad Fatehdin Khan, Ustad Ramzan Khan, Ustad Kallan Khan, Ustad Latafat Hussein Khan Rampuri, Hazrat Hairat Ali Shah Warsi.

Ghulam Farid Sabri was a qawwali singer and member of the Sabri Brothers, a qawwali group in Pakistan in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

The Sabri Brothers received the Pride of Performance award by the President of Pakistan in 1978.

 Sabri was also a Sufi mystic connected to the Chishti Order.

Early life –

Ghulam Farid Sabri was born in Kalyana, a village in the district of Rohtak in Punjab, British India in 1930.

His family claims direct descent from Mian Tansen, the musician of the court of Akbar the Great, the Mughal emperor.

Ghulam Farid Sabri was raised in Gwalior, India. In his youth, he wanted to turn away from the world and live in the wilderness; his mother’s stern rebuke turned him back to his responsibilities.

At the age of six, Ghulam Farid Sabri commenced his formal instruction in music under his father, Inayat Hussain Sabri.

 He was instructed in North Indian classical music and qawwali. He was also instructed in the playing of the harmonium and tabla.

Before starting to learn music, Ghulam Farid Sabri along with his father visited the shrine of Sufi saint Khwja Ghaus Muhammad Gwaliori in Gwalior to seek blessings.

Personal life –

Ghulam Farid Sabri loved his younger brother Maqbool Ahmed Sabri the most among all his companions as they spent most of their time together.

He was acknowledged as a deeply religious man, yet a warm, simple man with a great sense of humour, who was devoted to his family and friends.

Career –

Ghulam Farid Sabri’s first public performance was at the annual Urs festival of the Sufi saint Mubarak Shah Sahab in Kalyana in 1946.

Later in 1956, Sabri joined his younger brother Maqbool’s qawwali ensemble which was earlier known as Bacha Qawwal Party.

Their first recording, released in 1958 under the EMI Pakistan label, was a popular hit called “Mera Koi Nahi Hai Tere Siwa.”

Their qawwalis are still very popular worldwide.

Their greatest hit qawwalis include  –

  • Bhar Do Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad
  • Tajdar-e-Haram
  • Sharabi Chore De Peena
  • Khwaja Ki Deewani
  • Sar-e-La Makan Se Talab Hui

They have also sung a kalaam by Imam Ahmed Raza Khan which is in four languages—

  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Ghulam Farid Sabri was also a poet and wrote some famous qawwalis which were sung by him and his brothers, including “Aawe Mahi” and “Auliyao’nKe Maula Imam Aaye Hai.”

  • Mera Koi Nahi Hai Tere Siwa
  • Mohabbat Karne Walo
  • Aaye Hai Tere Dar Pe Toh Kuch Le Ke Jayen Ge
  • Baba Farid Sarkar
  • Bhar Do Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad
  • Teri Nazr-e-Karam
  • Mamoor Ho Raha Hai
  • Aftab E Risalat
  • Tajdar-e-Haram

Awards –

  • 1978 – Pride of Performance (Tamgha E Husn E Kaarkardagi) Award by the President of Pakistan.
  • 1981 – Spirit of Detroit Award by the federal government of the United States.
  • 1980 – Khusro Rang to both Ghulam and Maqbool Sabri by the Raag Rang Society of India.
  • 1983 – Charles de Gaulle Award by Charles de Gaulle to Ghulam and Maqbool Sabri.

Ghulam Farid Sabri Famous Songs –

  • Ishq Me RuswaiBhi Manzoor Hai
  • Hai DuneeyaChakravyuh, AurWakt Hai
  • Lo Ji Hum Aa Gaye
  • Jo Pallu Gira Diya Maine
  • JiyegaaMaregaa, Love Ke Lie Saalaa Kuchh BhiKaregaa
  • EkMulaqatZaruri Hai Sanam  
  • Saans Aati Hai, Zindaa Rahane Ke Lie Teri Kasam
  • Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

Other Information  –

Death – 5 April 1994

Place – Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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Question Related to Ghulam Farid Sabri

What is the Date of Birth And Place of Ghulam Farid Sabri?

1930,Kalyana, Punjab, British India

What are the Famous songs of Ghulam Farid Sabri ?

Ishq Me RuswaiBhi Manzoor Hai
Hai DuneeyaChakravyuh, AurWakt Hai
Lo Ji Hum Aa Gaye
Jo Pallu Gira Diya Maine
JiyegaaMaregaa, Love Ke Lie Saalaa Kuchh BhiKaregaa
EkMulaqatZaruri Hai Sanam  
Saans Aati Hai, Zindaa Rahane Ke Lie Teri Kasam
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

What is the name of Ghulam Farid Sabri Father ?

Inayat Hussain Sabri

What are name of Ghulam Farid Sabri Brother ?

Maqbool Ahmed Sabri, Kamal Ahmed Sabri,  Mehmood Ghaznavi Sabri

Who is Ghulam Farid Sabri Wife ?

Asghari Begum

When did Ghulam Farid Sabri die?

5 April 1994,Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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