On Friday, one of the country’s top guitarists, Amir Zaki passed away at the age of 49 in Karachi. The death was confirmed by the brother of the deceased, Shahid Zaki. The cause of death was revealed to be heart failure after a period of prolonged illness.
Amir Zaki got into music at the age of 14 and by age 16 was recognized by Alamgir as a musical prodigy. Zaki accompnied him in his tour to Dubai, the USA, India and England. He also played in two of Alamgir’s albums; the hit single ‘Keh dena’ had young Zaki on the guitars.
Amir Zaki and Alamgir together for a reunion documentary