|Born||1954 (age 59–60)|
Abida Parveen (born 1954) (Sindhi: عابده پروين, Urdu: عابده پروین), is a Pakistani singer of Sindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam). She sings mainly ghazals and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets. Parveen sings in Urdu, Sindhi, Saraiki, Punjabi and Persian, and together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era. She was a Judge on a musical show Sur Kshetra.
Abida Parveen, a Sindhi, was born in mohalla Ali Goharabad in Larkana (Sindh province, Pakistan). She received her musical training initially from her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, and later from Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chorasia gharana. Growing up, she attended her father's music school,where her foundation in music was laid
Abida was married to Ghulam Hussain Sheikh, senior producer at Radio Pakistan, who died a few years ago and who nurtured her development as a singer in her early years. The couple have a daughter Priya, an MBA who acts as her adviser, and a son Saranj.
- President of Pakistan’s Award for Pride of Performance (1982)
- The Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2005)
- Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kaladharmi Begum Akhtar Academy of Ghazal in India (2012).
- Aap Ki Abida
- Are Logo Tumhara Kiya
- Best of Abida Parveen (1997)
- Baba Bulleh Shah
- Abida Parveen Sings Songs of the Mystics Vol 1
- Arifana Kalam
- Chants Soufis Du Pakistan
- Faiz by Abida
- Ghalib by Abida Parveen
- Ghazal Ka Safar Vol I
- Ghazal Ka Safar Vol II
- Har Tarannum
- Hazrat Sultanul Arafin Haq Bahu Rematullah
- Heer By Abida
- Ho Jamalo
- Ishq Mastana
- Jeewey Sain Yan Jeewey
- Kabir by Abida (2002)
- Kafian Bulleh Shah
- Kafiyan Khwaja Ghulam Farid
- Kuch Is Ada Se Aaj
- Latthe Di Chadar
- Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli
- Mere Dil Se
- Meri Pasand - Abida Parveen
- Raqs-e-Bismil - Dance of the Wounded
- Sings Amir Khusrau
- Ginans - Live in Concert before the Aga Khan
- Tera Ishq Nachaya
- The very best of Abida
- Yaadgar Ghazalen Vol 1
- Suneharaa Saal (Ismaili Geets)
- Rukh-e-Murshid (A tribute to Abida Parveen's Murshid Sahibzada Muhammad Najeeb Sultan)
- Singer with the knock-out effect: Abida Parveen is one of the world's great singers - even if you can't understand her, By Peter Culshaw, The Telegraph, 15 Sep 2001.
- The Hypnotic Voice of Abida Parveen The Daily Star, July 16, 2004.
- Ecstasy In Songs Of the Sufi By Neil Strauss, New York Times, October 15, 1996.
- MYSTICAL SINGER'S MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE By Mary Talbot, Daily News (New York), October 11th 1996.
- Abida Parveen World music: the basics, by Richard Nidel. Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-96800-3. p.247.
- Begum Abida Parveen sings dil se TNN, The Times of India, 17 June 2003.
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