Pakistani rock band Strings call it quits after 33 years of music

Pakistani rock band Strings, known for their hits songs like Dhaani and Duur, have announced that they are parting after their 33-year-long musical partnership.

The group took to social media on Thursday evening to announce their decision to disband, saying that the members will share an “inseparable bond” and that the love they share will remain forever.

Bilal Maqsood took to Instagram regarding the separation. The post read as follows -“Hey guys. This post is a bit different from the usual. We have decided that today, 25/03/2021, is the day we graciously get to conclude Strings. The past 33 years have been incredible for both of us”.

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The band was first formed by four college students; Bilal Maqsood, Faisal Kapadia, Rafiq Wazir, and Kareem Bashir Bhoy in the year 1989. And despite two successful albums Strings I (1990) and Strings II (1992), the band took a break for eight years.

The band was then revived in 2000 by Maqsood and Kapadia, and the duo went on to release their third album Duur, which was a huge hit. The band went on to compose Pakistan’s official cricket World Cup song in 2003 and also collaborated with Indian Band Euphoria for the track Jeet Lo Dil, the official song for the India-Pakistan cricket series in 2004.

The band later created music for two Bollywood films: Zinda (2006) for the song Yeh Hai Meri Kahani; and Aakhri Alvida for Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007).

The iconic band will be missed.

(Contributed by Nikhita H.)

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