KARACHI: Top Pakistani guitarist, songwriter and composer Aamir Zaki passed away on Friday. He was 49.
According to family sources, Aamir Zaki died of heart failure after a prolonged illness.
After his short stint with Vital Signs, Zaki released his debut album Signature in 1995, from which the song ‘Mera Pyaar’ became a massive hit. The teenage prodigy also toured India, Dubai, England and the U.S.A with Alamgir and then played on two of his hit songs “Keh De Na” and “Albela Rahi”.
Celebrities and fans took to Twitter to express their condolences over the untimely demise of the legendary composer.
Shocked to learn of Amir Zaki's death at 49. He was one of Pakistan's most talented musicians & a deeply soulful guitar player. (RIP)
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) June 2, 2017
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) June 2, 2017