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Chitral's charming artist passes away

CHITRAL, Feb 22: Chitral’s charming and popular artist Noor Afzal, popularly know as Afzal Miki, has died at the age of 86. afzalHe leaves behind two sons and a large number of relatives and fans to mourn his death. The deceased was laid to rest at his ancestral village of Jughoor amid a large number of people from all walks of life on Sunday afternoon. Eminent writer and researcher of Chitral, Dr Inayatullah Faizi, told ChitralToday that Afzal Miki had tremendous contribution to the Khowar language and culture. He said Afzal Miki was the first artist who sang a Khowar song in All-India Radio along with Ghulam Nabi of Miragram No 1 before Pakistan came into being. He never lost his vigor in singing old Khowar song along with playing the Sitar.]]>

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  1. Amin, London says

    Very sad to hear about the death of such a vibrant and agile artist like Afzal Miki. Even at such ripe age, he won the hearts and minds of thousands of people by his smiling face and captivating performance. May Allah Almighty rest his soul in peace.-Ameen

  2. Karim Ullah says

    Afzal baba bo zinda dil fankar oshai. Bohot dukh huwa.

  3. Charsi says

    Bo afsus hoi miki de ispa sar rukhsat hoi.
    Hatey mahfil kia mahfil kura k ta ghon zinda dil insan no hoi. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun.

  4. Nadir Khan, Karachi says

    I am deeply saddened over the death of this veteran artist who always remained young in his heart and gave smiles to thousands of people. I have a friend from Gilgit who though does not know Khowar but has also been a big fan of Afzal Baba. Today not only I but my Gilgiti friend is also very sad. Though Baba has left us, he will always remain in the hearts of thousands of Chitralis who love their Kho culture. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and protect Chitral and its culture for thousands of year to come.

  5. Gul Jee says

    We got this sad and shocking news about the sudden death of our pride in Chitrali art singer Mohtaram Afzal Meki Jan .Indeed we lost a great artist in Chitrali language and culture.We salute his wisdom and courage to represent our great and peaceful tradition in different occasions and we pray to Almighty Allah for the departed soul may rest in eternal peace.Please convey our heartiest condolence to the entire family members and the office bearers of the Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Khowar, Chitral.

  6. SN Peerzada says

    Dekhte hi dekhte me kho gaya
    Jagte hi jagte me so gaya
    Shocking news for Khowar literature. He was a legend.

  7. Adnan Zainul Abideen says

    Today Khow culture and entire community of Chitral is tearful saying good bye to their legend. May Almighty bless the departed soul with eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.Ameen

  8. Muhammad Hakim says

    Dear Editor,
    Please convey my heartfelt condolence to the family members and his son in law (my cousin contractor Mughal Baz) on the sad demise of his beloved father in law, the eminent and heartiest personality of Chitral Miki Afzal of Jughoor.May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul with eternal peace and give courage to bear this shocking situation
    Mohammad Hakim

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