"Queen of Sufi Music"
عابدہ پروین Background information Native name Birth name Abida Parveen Also known as Living legend of Pakistan Queen of Sufi music  Born February 20, 1954 , Larkana , Sind Pakistan Origin Sindh Genres Occupation(s) Singer Musician Entrepreneur Composer Instruments Vocals harmonium percussions Years active 1973–Present Labels Coke studio, PTV, etc Associated acts , Coke Studio , Jahan-e-Khusrau , Bulleh Shah , Mobilink , Alfllah, Telenor abidaparveen .com .pk Abida Parveen ( : عابدہ پروین; born 20 February 1954), Urdu is a  Pakistani Sufi Muslim , singer and composer . Her singing and music has earned her many accolades, and she has been dubbed as the 'Queen of Sufi music'. She is also a musician and painter . entrepreneur
Born and raised in
into a Larkana Sindhi family, she was trained by her father Sufi who was a famous Ghulam Haider and Singer . She plays Music teacher , Pump organ and Keyboard . Parveen started performing in the early 1970s and came into global prominence in the 1990s. Since 1993, Parveen has toured globally, performing her first international concert at Sitar . Buena Park, California She had performed in  also several times. Parveen also features in Pakistan's popular musical show Churches and was a judge on the pan-South Asia contest show Coke Studio Sur Kshetra alongside  and Runa Laila hosted by Asha Bhosle . It also features Ayesha Takia and Atif Aslam . She had appeared in various Himesh Reshammiya and Indian Music reality shows including Pakistani , Pakistan Idol and Chhote Ustaad . Being the Sufi sensation she is among STAR Voice of India of the world. With the power to induce hysteria in her audience Parveen is a " The 500 Most Influential Muslims Global Mystic Sufi ". Since last few years, she sings a song for Ambassador ad in the month of Ramadan and also collaborated with Pepsi once in it. Atif Aslam
Parveen is referred as one of the
's greatest mystic world . singers Abida Parveen is reportedly among the highest paid singers in Pakistan. She sings mainly  , ghazals , Thumri , Khyal , Qawwali (raag), Raga , Sufi rock , Classical and her forte, Semi-classical music , a solo genre accompanied by Kafis and percussion , using a repertoire of songs by harmonium poets. Sufi Parveen sings in  , Urdu , Sindhi , Saraiki , Punjabi and Arabic . Persian   She had also sung a famous song in  called "Ukali Orali Haruma" by Nepali singer Nepali language in a concert in Tara Devi , Kathmandu which was attended by Nepal . In 2017, she was designated a 'Peace Ambassador' by Govinda . SAARC
Parveen is best known for her songs in bloomy loud voice Yaar
ko Humne from the album Raqs-e-Bismil and Tere Ishq Nachaya which is a rendition of 's poetry. Bulleh Shah  's second highest Pakistan the civilian award has been bestowed upon Abida Parveen by the Hilal-e-Imtiaz for 2012. President of Pakistan 
Parveen was born in
Ali Goharabad in mohalla , Larkana , Sindh . She received her musical training initially from her father, Pakistan Ghulam Haider, whom she refers as Baba Sain and Gawwaya. He had his own musical school where Parveen got her devotional inspiration from. She and her father would often perform at shrines of Sufi Saints. Parveen's talent compelled her father to choose her as his musical heir over his two sons. Growing up, she attended her father's music school, where her foundation in music was laid. Ustad  Later Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the  also taught and nurtured her. Parveen always remembers that she was never forced towards this occupation and she sang her first complete kalam when she was only 3 years old.
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