Thursday, 21 July 2011

Abida Parveen

Abida Parveen (born 1954) (Sindhiعابده پروينUrduعابده پروین), is a Pakistani singer ofSindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam). She sings mainly ghazals, Urdu love songs, and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets.[1] Parveen sings inUrduSindhiSeraikiPunjabi and Persian, and together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era.[2][3][4][5] A few years ago she has taken a Bay'ah, and formally entered into the tutelage of a spiritual master, Muhammad Najeeb Sultan. She has expressed Muhammad Najeeb Sultan as her spiritual master in many songs.[citation needed] In December 2009 she launched an album in his name.



[edit]Early life

Abida Parveen, a Sindhi, was born in mohalla Ali Goharabad in Larkana (Sindh province, Pakistan).[2] She received her musical
Abida Parveen (right) with her spiritual master Muhammad Najeeb Sultan (center).
training initially from her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, and later from Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chorasiagharana. Growing up, she attended her father's music school,where her foundation in music was laid [6]


Abida Parveen embarked upon her professional career from Radio Pakistan,Hyderabad, in 1973. Her first hit was theSindhi song “Tuhinje zulfan jay band kamand widha”.

[edit]Coke Studio

Abida performed on the internationally acclaimed Pakistani show Coke Studio, on which she sang three songs, including Ramooz-e-Ishq, Nigah-e-Darwaishaan, and Soz-e-Ishq.

[edit]Personal life

Abida Parveen in concert at Oslo
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 had a daughter Priya, an MBA who acts as her adviser, and a son Saranj.[1][2]


President of Pakistan’s Award for Pride of Performance (1982), and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2005).


  • 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
  • Jahan-e-Khusrau
  • Jeewey Sain Yan Jeewey
  • Kabir by Abida (2002)
  • Kafian Bulleh Shah
  • Kafiyan Khwaja Ghulam Farid
  • Khazana
  • 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
  • Sarhadein
  • Sings Amir Khusrau
  • Tera Ishq Nachaya
  • The very best of Abida
  • Yaadgar Ghazalen Vol 1
  • Rukh-e-Murshid (A tribute to Abida Parveen's Murshid Sahibzada Muhammad Najeeb Sultan)


[edit]External links

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