The renowned dhol player, Gunga Saeen has passed away on Sunday after suffering from a major heart attack.

The celebrated artist Gunga Saeen was known to perform at the shrine of his ‘spiritual guide’ Baba Shah Jamal.

Located in the heart of Lahore, in the area of Icchra, the dhol player was mostly seen dancing to the rhythm of his dhol at the aforementioned shrine. Gunga was known to perform for a special audience, gripping them with every drumbeat.

Soon after the news of his death broke, many internet users including Pakistani artists took to social media and paid homage to the late dhol player.

“Gunga Saain- the legendary dhol master passed away today, Rest in Peace,” one of the twitter users wrote while sharing the pictures of the late dhol player.

Meesha Shafi, too, paid her respects to the late artist and wrote, “Oh my God, what a picture Kohi Marri. RIP Gunga Saain. So many memories from my Overload days of yore.”

A photographer named Kohi Marri shared a picture of Gunga and wrote, “Gunga Saain, Rest in Peace. It was an honour spending time with him”.

The Pakistani drama artist Samina Peerzada also paid tribute to the late dhol player. “Rest in peace Gunga Saain. The beat of his Dhol will resonate in every heart he touched with his smile n loving heart.”


From : pk.mashable.com

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