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Born: February 20, 1954 (age 67 years), Larkana, Pakistan
Parents: Ghulam Haider
Other names: Living legend of Pakistan Queen of Sufi music
Instruments: Vocals; harmonium; percussions
Children: Pereha Ikram, Sarang Latif, Marium Hussain
Born In: Larkana
Famous As: Ghazal Singer
Ghazal Singers Pakistani Women
Height: 5’4″ (163 cm), 5’4″ Females
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Parveen was born in mohalla Ali Goharabad in Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan. She received her musical training initially from her father, Ustad 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. Later Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chaurasia gharana 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.
Abida got her master’s degree from Sindh and also learnt Urdu, Sindhi and Persian specifically.
In 1975, Abida married Ghulam Hussain Sheikh, senior producer at Radio Pakistan, who had retired from his job in the 1980s to manage and mentor Parveen’s career.
After he died of a heart attack on an international flight in the early 2000s, their daughter Maryam took up that role. There is a sense that Parveen’s career has taken a more commercial route as a result of it.
The couple has two daughters Pereha Ikram and Marium Hussain, and a son Sarang Latif who is a music director. All three children act as her advisors. Her family understands her need for riyaz ( daily vocal music practice) and its required space to do that practice.
Parveen is also interested in the arts. She owns the Abida Parveen Gallery which features jewellery, paintings, her music CDs, awards section and garments and accessories and is run by her daughters. She also has her own music recording studio there.
Parveen has a distinctive clothing style which she has created herself for ease and comfort. She wears long simple frocks buttoned up to the top covered with a coat.
She is always accompanied by an ajrak, a sindhi duppatta, which she claims comes from the dargah (mausoleum) of Sufi saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and her wardrobe is full of it.
Parveen has taken Bayyat and became a disciple of Najeeb Sultan, her spiritual master. Parveen suffered a heart attack during a performance in Lahore on 28 November 2010. Angiography and angioplasty were performed on her. She regained her health soon after.
Abida received her musical training from her father. She calls her father ‘Baba Sain and Gawwaya.’ She and her father used to perform together at the shrines of Sufi poets.
Seeing her talent, her father chose Abida as his musical heir over his two sons, when she was just five.