Sufi singer Ustad Abdul Rashid is no more

Prominent Kashmir Sufi singer and musician Ustad Abdul Rashid Chopan died due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Krava Banihal, last night. Chopan (83) was a radio and television artist of repute who was credited with keeping the art of Kashmiri Sufi music alive in Banihal.

Prominent Kashmir Sufi singer and musician Ustad Abdul Rashid Chopan died due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Krava Banihal, last night. Chopan (83) was a radio and television artist of repute who was credited with keeping the art of Kashmiri Sufi music alive in Banihal.

He had mastered the art of playing harmonium and Rabab and headed a Kashmiri Sufi music group in the area for four decades. His death has been widely mourned especially by the elder Kashmiri Sufi music lovers. 

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