Nashenas

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Nashenas (Pashto/Persian: ناشناس), born as Sadiq Fitrat Habibi, (Pashto/Persian: صادق فطرت) is a famous Afghan singer since the 1970s whose albums consist of Pashto, Dari, and some Urdu songs.

Nashenas was born in Kandahar but lived most of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is ethnic Pashtun from the Kakar tribe. He sings in both of Afghanistan’s languages, Dari and Pashto as well as in Urdu. He is believed to be currently residing in London, England.

While growing up his family stressed to him the importance of religion. He is said to have developed an interest in music. In the early 1970s, Nashenas traveled to the Soviet Union where he obtained his doctorate in Pashto Literature from Moscow State University.

He is popular among the populations of both Afghanistan and Pakistan, specially in the Pashto-speaking areas like the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa previously (NWFP), Quetta and other cities with large number of Afghans. He is also popular because he sang Ghazal of Iqbal (Allama Iqbal He has a following among the singers of new generation as well, who are noted to imitate his style of singing. one of which Sardar Ali Takar, a well known and popular singer of Pashto.

(Wikipedia)

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