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Bollywood’s Vivek Oberoi calls Abida Parveen a ‘living legend’

Abida Parveen is renowned for giving life to spiritual songs through her powerful vocals. Recently, she collaborated with Naseebo Lal to produce soul-stirring ‘Tu Jhoom’ for the last edition of Coke Studio Pakistan earlier this year.

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi praises legendary Pakistani singer Abida Parveen. The actor called her a ‘living legend’.

Oberoi was present at the live concert of Abida Parveen in Dubai. He met Abida Parveen back stage. Both celebrities clicked for a picture together. In the video making rounds on social media, Oberoi is heard saying, “(It is) such a wonderful opportunity to see Abida jee live. I’m a huge fan of her talent; we all are.”

The actor continued, “I’m just here to watch, as everyone calls her, the living legend – it’s incredible to see the living legend live.”

Abida Parveen is renowned for giving life to spiritual songs through her powerful vocals. Recently, she collaborated with Naseebo Lal to produce soul-stirring ‘Tu Jhoom’ for the last edition of Coke Studio Pakistan earlier this year.

Born in Larkana Sindh in 1954, Abida Parveen grew into a house where her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, decided to ignore convention and allowed her to study under him bravely. From the age of 3, she was singing, and attending her father’s school helped her hone her skills.

 

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Furthermore, he chose her instead of his two sons as the family’s musical heir, something that was essentially unheard of for female musicians. As she progressed and showed immense talent, she was brought under the tutelage of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who was from a distinguished family of Sufis: the Sham Chaurasia Gharana. Her career began in the early seventies when she began performing at Dargahs and Urs.

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However, her big break came after a Sindhi song she sang on Pakistan Radio managed to become a hit. Her vocal skills impressed the audiences so much that she was asked to become a permanent fixture on Radio Pakistan for as long as she wanted.

Soon after, she was married to Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, who was at that time a senior producer at Radio Pakistan and would soon become her manager. The duo managed to propel Parveen’s career to new heights shortly after Sheikh retired from his job in the ’80s. This began with her TV debut in 1980, as part of Sultana Siddiqui’s Awaz-o-Andaz.