The renowned guitarist Amir Zaki passed away on Friday.
As per reports, Zaki suffered from heart failure after a long battle with health problems.
“The legendary guitarist the magician Amir Zaki just passed away. Recite Fatiha for departed soul,” confirmed one of his relatives on Twitter.
Mera pyar, tum hi ho…
— Patari (@patarimusic) June 2, 2017
Born in Saudi Arabia in 1968, Zaki started playing guitar at the age of 14.
Zaki also toured with Vital Signs, before being asked to leave the band.
He then launched a solo career.
Aamir Zaki began his musical journey when he was discovered by Alamgir. While touring with Alamgir, Zaki would play a Flying V guitar which he built himself.
After his career as Alamgir’s lead guitarist, Aamir Zaki formed three rock bands The Barbarians, Axe Attack and Scratch.
Amir Zaki briefly joined Vital Signs as the group’s lead guitarist in 1994. A year later he released his debut solo album Signature. It was from this album that his most recognised solo song ‘Mera Pyaar’ became a hit.
The ace guitarist made his much-awaited debut on Coke Studio in 2014.
Aamir Zaki will be remembered as one of the finest guitar players to come out of Pakistan.
Fans on Twitter started extending their condolences and expressing grief over the untimely death of the maestro as soon as the news surfaced on social media.
True genius,colleague,guitarist Aamir zaki passed away.Was just listening to his him earlier today after a longtime https://t.co/SZv3iqslqn
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) June 2, 2017
Aamir zaki..the musician guitar maestro has passed away…plz pray for departed soul
— Faysal Qureshi (@faysalquraishi) June 2, 2017
Can't believe. Exceptional musician. God bless his soul. https://t.co/R7lYue17mB
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 2, 2017