25 September, 2020

FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS! Qazi Touqeer, The Fame Gurukul Heartthrob, Waiting For Career To Takeoff

After winning Fame Gurukul, Touqeer acted in a movie called Take Off, which was never released.

FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS! Qazi Touqeer, The Fame Gurukul Heartthrob, Waiting For Career To Takeoff
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2019-07-20T14:04:34+05:30

As befits a Sufi mystic, burly M.A Qazi is bearded and has long hair. He philosophises on his son Qazi Touqeer’s sudden success as a singer in the reality show Fame Gurukul in 2005 and then his fading into obscurity. He has no complaints, nor does Touqeer care. Surroun­ded by disciples at his Srinagar house, M.A Qazi says his son thinks differently. “If he is not in the limelight today, let it be. Maybe tomorrow he might rise. Who knows?”

Qazi himself was a lawyer in J&K High Court when his Sufi master summoned him to the shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer in 1989. He remained there for long. Qazi says he doesn’t interfere in his son’s car­eer. “All I wanted was for him to have a concert in Kashmir. The government had approached Touqeer when Omar Abdullah was CM. But they backed off,” says Qazi.

Touqeer lives in Andheri West in Mumbai, where his father visits him frequently. “I think one reason he is not in the limelight is that he has devoted himself to writing a movie script for the...

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