Sadiq Fakir

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Sadiq Fakir

Sadiq Fakir (Urdu: صادق فقیر Born on 20 March 1967 in Diplo, Pakistan[1]) was a renowned singer of Sindhi music. He belonged to the Manganhar tribe, and his father’s name was Faqir Faiz Muhammad Manganhar.[2] His early education was from Mithi. He received musical training from his maternal uncle Hussain Fakir. He started his career as a singer from Radio Pakistan, a section of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation. And then his songs telecasted from Pakistan Television Corporation.[3] His postgraduate degree was in Sindhi literature. He also had several Sindhi music albums to his credit.[4] He died in a road accident on 26 Feb. 2015 in Saudi Arabia while he was on his way to perform Umrah in Mecca.[5] Sadiq Fakir was born singer and he was also considered as a folk singer. He too sang the prominent poets of Sindh like Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Sachal Sarmast Shaikh Ayaz and Ustad Bukhari.[3] He performed and got appreciation in Dubai, India, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Saudi Arabia.[1] Sadiq Fakir served as high school teacher at Government High School Mithi City. He was rewarded with Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Award, Sachal Sarmast Award and Mai Bhagi Awards.[3] Sadiq Fakir's two sons Nazakat Ali and Rahat Ali are good singers as well.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Folk singer Sadiq Fakeer dies in KSA road accident". The Nation. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Sadiq Fakir will live alive for ever in the hearts of people of Sindh". thesindhtimes.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Samoon, Hanif (2015-02-27). "Folk singer Sadiq Fakeer passes away in Saudi Arabia". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  4. ^ [1] Sadiq Fakir will live alive for ever in the hearts of people of Sindh
  5. ^ "Transitions: Sindhi singer Sadiq Faqir dies in road accident in Saudi Arabia". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Proud sons: Melodies from Thar Desert enthrall capital residents". The Express Tribune. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2019-02-09.