Lyricist Shakeel Sohail, who has given us songs that we have appreciated for years, passed away yesterday due to an unexpected heart attack. The writer was known for being one of the most sought-after lyricists in the industry. The news was shared by several media personalities including singer and producer, Shiraz Uppal.
Shiraz shared the news via a post on his Facebook profile.
“Feels like I am left alone once more. Shakeel Sohail has passed away due to a cardiac arrest without any underlying systems. My best friend, brother, the best lyricist, best human I have ever come across. I had known him for the past 25 years. Started my music career with him, he was there with me each and every step of the way. Feels like a part of me has just vanished into thin air. All I can ask you guys is to take out a minute and pray for the departed soul,” he said.
Shakeel was known for his work on the soundtracks for films and television dramas. Some of his famous works include Thaam Lo from Parwaz Hai Junoon and Ghalat Fehmi from Superstar. His most recent work included a collaboration with Atif Aslam called Ik Naya Khuwab as well as Shiraz’s Uppal’s son’s first single — Te Quiero — which was released almost two weeks ago.
Singer: Atif Aslam
Composed & Produced by: Shiraz Uppal
Lyrics: Shakeel Sohail
— Atif Aslam (@itsaadee) June 11, 2020
Amar Khan, Mahira Khan and director of Superstar, Ehteshamuddin also sent prayers for the departed.
Ameen.. ameeen..ðŸ’” https://t.co/gSlBXBfiVx
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 11, 2020
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Shakeel Sohail,One of the finest Film Song Lyricist from Pakistan passed away yesterday.All the major blockbuster songs off late were by him.Infact he penned 2 songs for #dummastam as well.Unfortunalety, in Pakistan we arent aware of our own rare gems.I was personally a huge fan of his selection of cinematic lyrics and its tonality.just shared a few of his hits.What a loss..Plz recite a prayer for him..RIP legend!ðŸ’” #shakeelsohail #pakistani #lyricist
May his soul rest in peace (Ameen).