Muhabat Shah, 60, a well known figure of Shimshal passed away in his native village due to Cardiac arrest. He left three sons and three daughters behind.
Late Muhbat shah was a well-known figure in Shimshal and Gojal, famous for his folk songs and cultural activism. His unparalleled services for cultural development of the society will be remembered forever and missed greatly.
Apart from being a folk singer, Late Muhabbat Shah was also a storey-teller and Rubab player. Through the songs, the late folk artist strived to preserve the Wakhi cultural heritage and folk lore.
His presence at cultural events guaranteed charm and grace.
His folk songs are played by Radio Pakistan, Gilgit station, in the Wakhi language program, Sadoy -e – Bom -e- Dunyo, (Voice of roof of the world). “Anoray Shirin” is one of late Shah’s well known folk songs.
Public circles have condoled the death of Muhabat Shah and offered prayers for his soul.