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Ace Musician Farhad Humayun Passes Away

The founder and drummer of the popular band ‘Overload’ passed away on Tuesday, as announced by the official page of the band. Following the news, his fans and fellow celebrities took to the social media to extend condolences and pay tribute to the singer and drummer. The official social media page of Overload requested fans to pray for the departed soul:

“The magnificent Farhad Humayun & Overload left us for the stars this morning. 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. 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.
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”.
Godspeed our gentle giant and thank you for creating a Riot! ”

His cousin and musician, Taimur Rahman also tweeted regarding his death and said ‘My cousin, Farhad Humayun, has passed away. He was an incredible musician and artist. An emptiness has taken the place of his larger than life personality’.

Though the cause of his death wasn’t revealed in the news, Farhad had revealed in 2018 that he had a brain tumor and was going to get it operated, and at that time he was in his 40s. Let’s have a quick look into Farhad’s music career!

Farhad Humayun, wasn’t only a drummer and band leader, he was also running Riot Studio which was a live gig venue and a recording studio. Though his music career stretched over a period of two decades, he started drumming when he was in eighth grade. In an interview in 2013, he said:

“I got into playing music when I reached the eighth grade, and made friends who were like-minded […] I used to play the guitar until someone advised me to try playing the drums. And when I did, I got to know that this was the instrument for me,”

“Even before I got my hands on a real drum kit, I used to imitate drumming on different objects using sticks and pencils, as if I were playing a real drum kit.”

“I produce music for myself, Overload, and other bands, and also direct videos. I don’t keep myself limited to a particular thing, and keep exploring new facets,”

Humayun had created the band ‘Overload’ in 2003, through which he started his career as a singer. Before that, he was a drummer for other bands that he had formed earlier. Ali Zafar has also paid tribute to the late singer and drummer in the following way:



Everyone is shocked to hear about the tragic demise of the talented musician. He will always be the king of drums. May Allah rest his soul in peace. Ameen.


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