Folk singer Asad Abbas, who was facing serious health challenges and financial difficulties, has sadly passed away. The news was shared through an announcement on his Facebook page.
Asad Abbas, who gained recognition for his involvement in Coke Studio Season 6, was undergoing dialysis three to four times a week, totaling about 13 to 14 sessions every month due to his dual kidney failure.
His health had been declining due to renal failure and high blood pressure, which led to the need for dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant.
The news of his passing was confirmed in a post on his Facebook page, along with a sincere prayer for his peaceful rest and eternal peace. The post also acknowledged his brave fight until the end.
Hailing from the small town of Satiana, the 33-year-old Asad Abbas made a significant impact on the music industry.
Abbas came from a family with a deep musical heritage. His grandfather, Mohammad Sadiq, and Mohammad Iqbal were trailblazers in Pakistan’s folk music scene, singing together from the early days of Radio Pakistan.
Additionally, Abbas’s brother, Ali Abbas, and cousin, Amanat Ali, have also made a name for themselves as talented folk and contemporary artists.
He was honored with awards like the Pakistan Sangeet Icon Award and a Lux Style Award, celebrating his extraordinary talent. His remarkable vocal skills and body of work earned him a place in Mekaal Hasan’s Rivayat series.
With a music career spanning nearly three decades, he also achieved success by winning the Pakistan Sangeet Icon singing competition.