Abida Parveen Suffers Heart Attack While Performing; Undergoes Surgery; Now Recovering

Posted on November 28, 2010
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Acclaimed folk and ghazal singer Abida Parveen suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction) Saturday evening while performing in Lahore. She was taken to Lahore’s Doctors Hospital where an angioplasty was performed and a stent installed successfully. The celebrated 56 year old singer in now recovering. Reportedly the doctors treating her say that “she is stable and out of danger.”

Abida Parvee has not only instilled a new spirit into the great Sufi renditions that she has become so famous for but has revived, revitalized and popularized Sufi singing and given it national and international acclaim. Well beyond that, her mastery over ghazal and semi-classical singing places her as a legend within her own times.

As long-time fans of the Larkana-born maestro who has won so many hearts around the globe with her passionate performances and humble demeanor, we at ATP wish Abida Parveen a speedy recovery and the very best of health going forth. We are sure our readers join us in these prayers.

Now that we have the good news that she is out of danger and medically stable, maybe a fitting tribute is her soulful rendition of “Chaiti aaveeN wey tabeeba, naeen tay meiN marr gaaeyan” (rough translation: ‘Come quickly, O’ physician; or else I will expire!).

We are glad that the physicians were close at hand when she needed them!

18 Comments on “Abida Parveen Suffers Heart Attack While Performing; Undergoes Surgery; Now Recovering”

  1. Lubna says:
    November 28th, 2010 9:44 pm

    So very sorry to hear this, but so glad that she is recovering. I join you in your prayers for her speedy recovery.

  2. ASAD says:
    November 28th, 2010 9:49 pm

    Wow. Had not heard that. Good to know she is recovering.

    Very apt selection of song.

  3. Watan Aziz says:
    November 28th, 2010 9:55 pm

    No one has performed better than her on ‘lal meri pat’, not even the the legendary Ustad.

    Wish her speedy recovery.

  4. Humaira says:
    November 28th, 2010 10:01 pm

    Get well soon, Abida Parveen. We are all praying for you.

  5. Ghani says:
    November 28th, 2010 10:21 pm

    Abida Parveen is a legend. Get well soon.

  6. Sajjad Junaidi says:
    November 28th, 2010 10:43 pm

    Wishing you all the best. Hope Abida makes a speedy and complete recovery.

  7. YASIN says:
    November 29th, 2010 12:50 am

    Godo to hear that she is recovering. She is a national treasure and is in all our prayers today.

  8. Saurabh Kumar Shahi says:
    November 29th, 2010 1:00 am

    It seems so surreal. Just a fortnight ago, me and my extended family heard her sing in Delhi. We were completely in trance. She appeared so hale and hearty. Allah unhe mahfooz rakhe, Ameen wa Summameen….

  9. Naveed Abbas says:
    November 29th, 2010 1:42 am

    Abida Parveen, a passionate voice. Wish a quick recovery. My prayers!

  10. Sami says:
    November 29th, 2010 11:37 am

    This news was a shock to all her fans. But glad that she is on the road to recovery and will await to hear her live again soon.

  11. banjara286 says:
    November 29th, 2010 1:10 pm

    praying for her full – and quick – recovery. she is a wonderful national asset.

  12. Mrs. Sajida Aziz says:
    November 29th, 2010 3:36 pm

    Our prayers are with Abida Parveen. Get well soon.
    Great song selection. Wonderful song and very appropriate.

  13. November 29th, 2010 3:41 pm

    Some comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “Allah sehat day”
    - “I’m surprised she made it this far !!! She needs Gastric bypass surgery ASAP…”
    - “MOLA sehat de…”
    - “Pakistan’s nightingale.May she recover quickly so we can be mesmerized by her Sufiana kalaam.”
    - “may she recover soon”
    - “May Allah Bless her. Hope she will be Recovered Soon.”

  14. November 29th, 2010 9:39 pm

    She is a very good classical singer. I pray to God to give her good health.

  15. Yasir Hasan says:
    November 30th, 2010 12:58 am

    I am so glad that she is alive. May Allah grant her complete health and speedy recovery.

    I am so pissed off with our irresponsible media, I was watching Sun TV yesterday and they reported that Abida Parveen has been died (God forbid). I was so worried and watched other channels but thankfully there was no such news anywhere.

    These stupid channels just to say that they broke a particular news first, go to such extents that are not only non-professional, but also pathetic and unethical. Furthermore on that channel I didn’t see any apology message for the wrong reporting… Laanut ho aisay media per…

  16. December 1st, 2010 7:24 am

    She was performing live at LUMS that night. What began as a slight chest pain became more severe and an ambulance had to be called in. It was a sad interruption to a mesmerizing performance by Abida that night.

  17. Syed Arbab says:
    December 1st, 2010 11:54 am

    Our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery

  18. Kamran says:
    December 4th, 2010 12:17 pm

    I heard that she is now recovered and discharged from hospital. Is that correct?

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