Renowned folk singer Qurban Naizi dies of COVID-19

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Renowned folk singer Qurban Ali Niazi passed away battling the deadly COVID-19 in PIMS Hospital Islamabad.

Qurban Niazi was admitted to PIMS hospital a few days ago and on Monday he breathed his last.

Qurban Ali Niazi, a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz, started his career with a village to village singing. Born in 1947, he made his debut by singing at Urs of a Sufi saint in Multan at the tender age of 10. He belonged to a family of musicians.

He migrated to Pakistan from Jalandhar in Indian Punjab after the partition.

Niazi performed with his brother, Tufail Niazi, at the inauguration of Pakistan Television (PTV) on November 26, 1964, in Lahore.