Abida Parveen is a legend in her own times. A most amazing voice. A mesmerizing talent.This video, found on YouTube, claims to be of Abida Parveen singing as a child. But is it?
We know that Abida Parveen was a child prodigy. The Sindhi song being sung here could well be by Abida Parveen as a child. But is the child in the video Abida Parveen. I do not know. It does seem like lip-syncing and the very end with tears streaming down the child’s face did feel overdone. But, then, it could be an old PTV recording, although I seem to remember that her talent was first “discovered” by her future husband when she performed at Hyderabad radio station. If so, the child here would be too young for this to be Abida Parveen.
But let me not over-think this. The fact is that I am posting this video not because I am really interested in solving this mystery. It is because the Sindhi song in the video is indeed mesmerizing. Is indeed amazing. Whether this is Abida Parveen or not, the song is a fitting tribute to her talent.
So, lets just sit back. Let this sink in. Enjoy.
P.S. See Abida Parveen at her very best, here.