Arjun Mathur mourns the demise of Farhad Humayun: ‘I will miss the calming sweetness in your voice’


The actor penned another post on Wednesday, remembering Farhad Humayun and the “calming sweetness” in his voice. Farhad Humayun was 42. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. “The magnificent ‘Farhad Humayun & Overload’ left us for the stars this morning. I will miss your unmatched tehzeeb and the calming sweetness in your voice. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Buddy, I was thrilled about our collab – I have finished the lyrics as well but I didn’t know we won’t be able to make it happen. Stoic in the face of challenges, uncompromising in his values, generous to a fault, witty as hell! Fadi was far too ahead of his time, both in spirit and art. More than anything, I will long to hear you call me ‘Pyaraay!’ Again. ‘Jaanbaaz’ and ‘Veerana’, no less. He recorded several albums with Atif Aslam and also served as a drummer on one of the seasons of Coke Studio. 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.. “3 short years ago and completely out of the blue, Fadi – one of the fittest, best-looking, healthiest people I knew – got diagnosed with a cancerous brain-tumour. And I pray that the only words you that come to you as you reach the final destination, are characteristically your own – ‘HAAN YAAR! and the best post-swim chicken sandwiches at Lahore Gymkhana,” read an excerpt. He formed his famous band Overload in 2003. Several stars from India and Pakistan mourned Farhad’s demise and remembered times spent with him. By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai |

June 9, 2021 9:07:07 pm

Farhad Humayun breathed his last on June 8. After two brain-surgeries over two years and no real sign of getting any better, Fadi finally surrendered and decided to end the treatments and medication.”

 

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In a long, heart-wrenching post on Instagram, Arjun wrote about what it meant to know and be friends with Farhad Humayun. “What does one say about a comet? 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. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The post read, “I will miss you a lot, Fadi. (Photo: Farhad Humayun and Overload/Facebook)
Popular Pakistani musician Farhad Humayun died on Tuesday after battling a ‘cancerous brain tumour’, actor and close friend Arjun Mathur shared on Wednesday. Atif Aslam wrote on Twitter, “Thank you, Fadi, for giving us great music, good times & for playing on my 1st album. The news of his demise was first posted on the official Facebook page of his band, Overload. BAHUT AALA!’”

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Or a shooting star? He would want us to celebrate his life, so we request his family, friends and fans to honour him and say a prayer for him today. Buddy, I was thrilled abt r collab – I have finished the lyrics as well but I didn’t know we won’t be able to make it happen.#farhadhumayun #RestInPeace #GoneTooSoon
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— Atif Aslam (@itsaadee) June 8, 2021
Actor Arjun Mathur, who revealed he and Farhad were childhood friends, shared that the singer-composer was diagnosed with brain tumour close to three years ago. Farhad Humayun was one of the biggest names in the Pakistani music industry. As a kid, when our family visited them in Lahore, I remember the largest Aloo-Parathas I had ever seen, at their home.. We can almost hear him say these words by David Bowie: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring,” read the post. Your legacy – fire, passion and insane courage – will live on forever.”

Thank you, Fadi, for giving us great music, good times & for playing on my 1st album.