Sun, 27 Sep 2020

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who was killed in a road traffic collision early on Friday (August 7).

In accordance with Islamic traditions, Ghafuri was buried before dawn on the same day in a Dushanbe cemetery.

The Tajik Interior Ministry said that Ghafuri and another person were passengers in a Land Cruiser car that collided with a truck in Dushanbe at around 4:00am Friday.

The car's driver and another passenger survived the collision and are currently being treated in hospital.

Ghafuri, 44, started his singing career 20 years ago and had issued 10 albums that became very popular in Tajikistan and neighboring countries.

In 2011 and 2014 he won the prestigious Big Apple Music Award, an annual event held in New York City that honors international music from Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East.

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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