Abida Parveen discharged from hospital

Updated: Dec 06, 2010, 09:56 AM IST

Islamabad: Renowned folk and ghazal singer Abida Parveen, who underwent angiography and angioplasty after suffering a heart attack, was discharged Sunday from a hospital in Pakistan`s Lahore city.

According to Samaa TV, doctors have allowed her to go home while a panel of doctors will keep monitoring her health.

The 56-year-old singer, who lives in Karachi, was visiting Lahore for a performance when she complained of chest pain and was immediately shifted to hospital. After performing initial tests, the doctors immediately recommended angiography and angioplasty.

She had undergone angiography and angioplasty Nov 28 in Lahore, capital of Punjab province.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had visited her in hospital a few days ago and assured her of all possible help and medical facilities.

Abida Parveen, who has performed all over the world during her career spanning more than three decades, is known for singing Sufi songs and is equally famous in Pakistan and India for her spell-binding renditions and performances. She has also been decorated with the president`s pride of performance award in Pakistan.

Some of her popular songs are ‘Duma dum mast qalandar’, ‘Tere ishq nachaya’ and ‘Ho jamalo’. The singer croons in various languages -- Urdu, Sindhi, Seraiki, Punjabi and Persian. Her last album ‘Rukh-e-Murshid’, a tribute to her spiritual master Murshid Sahibzada Muhammad Najeeb Sultan, was released last year.