The famous guitarist Aamir Zaki passed away on Friday because of heart failure after a series of health related problems. He was only 49
One of his relatives wrote on twitter
“The legendary guitarist the magician Amir Zaki just passed away. Recite Fatiha for departed soul”
His greatest hit came in 1995 with the release of Mera Pyaar. Before that he was a member of the band Vital Signs in 1994.
Started playing guitar at the age of 14, he was easily one of the best guitar players to come out of Pakistan. Soundcraft UK awarded him a Gold Disc after the release of the album Signature.
He was originally discovered by the legendary Alamgir when Aamir was only 16 years old.
He made his debut on Coke Studio in 2014, although some feel that he should have been a part of Coke Studio way earlier.
Musicians from across different countries have already started giving him tributes on social media