Pakistanís legendary guitarist Aamir Zaki breathed his last on June 2, 2017. The musician was facing depression and financial problems before his death that eventually took a toll on him. His first death anniversary was observed on Saturday and local musicians paid him a tribute by recreating one of his most iconic songs, Mera Pyar.
Ace drummer Louis J Pinto, popularly known as Gumby, joined hands with Kashan Admani, Asad Rasheed, Natasha Khan, Kamran Zafar, Veeru Shan and Alex Shahbaz to cover the song, stating that the late guitarist inspired many musicians.
Unlike most covers which have failed to even get close to the original Ė this one didnít fall short. Obviously, it wasnít up to Zakiís level when it comes to vocal and of course, strumming, but that doesnít mean the rendition doesnít deserve praises.
The tune seem to be exactly what Zaki would have wanted as a cover as Rasheed and Khan take the lead. Gumby being Gumby has aced his role as the drummer as well.
Itís no surprise that the musicians have done a tremendous job staying true to Zakiís roots considering they have all worked with him in the past. The video further compliments the late guitaristís times in the industry as it shows images of him throughout the span of his career.
Earlier, Pepsi Battle of the Bands winner Kashmir, also performed a cover of Mera Pyar on the show. The band managed to wow crowds with their version of the song, hence implying that Zaki is a name that will be remembered for all of the eternity.