A number of writers and poets had gathered in Mithi to pay homage to the late singer, who had lost his life in a road accident in Saudi Arabia
By GR Junejo
Mithi: Sadiq Fakir, the legendary singer of Thar, who became the identity of Sindh, was remembered on his sixth death anniversary by placing floral wreaths at his grave, lighting the lamps and holding a musical concert in Mithi on Friday February 26.
Sadiq Fakir was a born singer who sang not only the folk songs and the mystic poetry of prominent poets of Sindh like Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Sachal Sarmast and other Sufi poets but also of Shaikh Ayaz, Ustad Bukhari and other poets of present era. He performed and got appreciation in Dubai, India, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
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A number of writers and poets had gathered in Mithi to pay homage to the late singer, who had lost his life in a road accident in Saudi Arabia. The writers and poets, accompanied by late singer’s sons – Nazakat Fakir and Rahat, placed floral wreath at the grave of Sadiq Fakir and offered Fateha.
Later, the Sadiq Fakir Foundation organized a memorial program at Sadiq Fakir Chowk of Mithi, followed by a music concert.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, said that Sadiq Fakir was a singer who spread the message of love through singing. “His selection of poetry for singing was unique,” he viewed and added that the late singer had no greed of money, as he always attached priority to promoting love, peace and harmony through his art of singing.
Ramesh Wankwani, Member of National Assembly, speaking at the event said that Sadiq Fakir was the messenger of love and peace. “As Sadiq Fakir was son of Thar Desert, who preached brotherhood through singing, we can claim that Thar is symbol of interfaith harmony and tolerance and the entire country should follow it.”
Naseer Memon, General Manager of Thar Foundation, expressing his views, said that the singers are the source of inspiration for any nation, and Sadiq Fakir was also one of such artists. “Sadiq Fakir was in fact identity of Sindh,” he added.
Watch video song of Sadiq Fakir
Journalist Naz Sahto, Abdul Haee Baloch, Nawaz Shah Bhadaee, Ameer Azad Panhwar, Aamir Latif Siddiqui, Ali Akbar Shah, Aslam Khairpuri and others also spoke and paid rich tribute to Sadiq Fakir. According to them Sadiq used to mesmerize the audience whenever and wherever he sang. “He was the son of soil and spread the message of love for motherland.”
Later, Nazakat Fakir, Rahat, Karim Fakir, Sufi Narain and other singers enthralled the audience at the music concert which ended late in the night.