Lahore’s iconic drummer Papu Sain passed away after his prolonged battle with liver cancer. He had been suffering from liver cancer and was admitted to the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute (PKLI) for almost a month. His funeral prayers were held at the shrine of Baba Shah Jamal and he was later laid to rest at Mai Sahiba’s shrine at his ancestral Chak Juhmra village. His prayer meet was held on 3pm on Monday at his residence in Lahore’s Shalamar Gardens.
He had been fighting against liver cancer and the government recently announced Rs 200,000 succour for him. His son Qalandar Bakhsh is also a drum player and pledges to carry on his father’s legacy.
A recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pappu Sain won accolades for his skill not only in Pakistan but also abroad and came up with performances at local and international festivals.He had fans all over the world, those who love to listen to drum beating woven into Sufi tradition. He was a flag-bearer of Sufi tradition in playing on a drum.
He had fans all over the world, those who love to listen to drum beating woven into Sufi tradition. He was a flag-bearer of Sufi tradition in playing on a drum. He also remained associated with music band Overload. His international performances witnessed huge crowds in the US, the UK, Canada, the UAE, Germany and Switzerland.