Farhad Humayun’s death causes an uproar nationwide

By: News Desk      Published: 04:37 PM, 9 Jun, 2021
Farhad Humayun’s death causes an uproar nationwide
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To Him we shall return.

Founder of the Overload music band, singer Farhad Humayun’s death proved to cause an uproar over social media and has been one of the most trending topics on Twitter.

The news of Farhad’s demise was announced by the Overload band on their official Facebook handle with a heart-wrenching goodbye message which managed to make us depart the ‘witty’ singer with a heavy heart and sad smile.

We would like to tell you that skilled drummer Farhad is being remembered with deep sentiments throughout the nation specially many prominent celebrities took out ample time to write long impactful notes for the artist in an attempt to say a proper goodbye.

Our very own style icon, Ayesha Omar told her ‘darling’ Fadi that he has battled long and hard.

She reflects over the time period she spent with Farhad in NCA also greatly emphasising on the great fun they had while performing many songs.

She ends the note with revealing that the duo had met last in London.

Ayesha wrote, ‘With the heaviest heart I say, until we meet again my dear Fadi’. 

Another very emotional post was shared by renowned Pakistani singer Ali Zafar who showed an exceedingly selfless front as he should have by giving all the spotlight to Farhad on this sad occasion.

Zafar posted a picture of him and Farhad together.

He captioned the post, “That’s me on his drums while he shines on vocal during a jam at his place”.

Here are some more condolences towards Farhad Humayun by eminent celebrities of the nation:

Bollywood actor Arjun Mathur also decided to pen down a few memories with his late friend:

“My first memories of Farhad Humayun, or ‘Fadi’, as I knew him are from when I was just a toddler and my parents’ best friends — Shahzad Uncle and Nivi Aunty — visited from Pakistan”.

“We would wait for the parents to leave for their parties so we could hit ‘Excite-Bike’ on the 8-bit NES, or watch our favourite movies from the time, ‘Jaanbaaz’ and ‘Veerana’, no less. As a kid, when our family visited them in Lahore, I remember the largest Aloo-Parathas I had ever seen, at their home and the best post-swim chicken sandwiches at Lahore Gymkhana”.

“As we grew up, Fadi and I, both turned out to be the ‘artists’ in our respective families. I saw him as my own reflection from across the border (so much so that we even had our weddings around the same time and were getting divorced from our short and brief marriages around the same time)”.

“Fadi became a musician – a drummer par excellence, to be precise – and formed a fusion Pakistani rock band called ‘Overload’ that pounded hearts with their drum and traditional dhol beats and shredded heartstrings with their electric guitars and Fadi’s golden voice”.

In 2018, Farhad Humayun made an announcement that he had been inflicted with the ailment of brain tumour.

After two intense surgeries when Humayun didn’t make much progress, he got fed up with the constant struggle and decided to live the remaining years of his life in tranquillity.