Remembering The Music Maestro Farhad Humayun
Famed Pakistani singer and the frontman of the band Overload, Farhad Humayun passed away at the age of 42 on Tuesday. His death was announced on the band’s Facebook page and it left everyone in a state of sorrow and shock. Unconfirmed sources say that the cause of death was brain tumour, which Farhad was diagnosed with in 2018.
One fan Tweeted “Farhad was a big part of who I am today, I can’t come to terms with his death, he encouraged me to pursue my musical career. RIP Legend.”
Farhad was an amazing singer, drummer, record producer and a very humble man. His love for music developed at a very young age. Farhad started playing drums at age 14 and quickly built a name for himself in the underground music scene in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad in the early 90’s.
Humayun formed his own metal band in 1994 called Mindriot inspired by the song from Soundgarden.
Farhad went on to record with major rock bands in Pakistan like Fuzön and Noori– he was even the house band drummer in the early seasons of Coke Studio.
When he was still a student at the National College of Arts, Farhad randomly started jamming with friends from time to time. Those jamming sessions laid the foundation of one of Pakistan’s most iconic and original acts, Overload. The band won the award for “Best Live Act” at the Lux Style Awards in 2006.
Throughout his career, Farhad Humayun collaborated with artists from lots of different genres and backgrounds.
His Neray Aah with Rachel Viccaji for Coke Studio was one of his many masterpieces. You will be missed dearly Farhad. Rest in power.