Arjun Mathur mourns death of Overload frontman Farhad Humayun, pens heartfelt note

Web Desk|June 11, 2021

Arjun Mathur mourns death of 'Overload' frontman Farhad Humayun, pens heartfelt note

Renowned Indian actor Arjun Mathur paid a heartfelt tribute to Pakistani musician and his close friend, singer Farhad Humayun, who passed away on Tuesday.

The news of demise of the Overload frontman was first announced on the official Facebook page of Overload band. Humayun, who died after battling with cancerous brain tumor, was a close friend of Mathur.

The Made in Heaven actor gave an insight into his heartfelt memories with Humayun in an emotional note he posted recently.

In a tribute to Humayun, Mathur penned, "What does one say about a comet? Or a shooting star? 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. As a kid, when our family visited them in Lahore, I remember the largest Aloo-Parathas I had ever seen, at their home.. and the best post-swim chicken sandwiches at Lahore Gymkhana."

He continued, "As we grew up, Fadi and I, both turned out to be the ‘artists’ in our respective families. I saw him as my own reflection from across the border (so much so that we even had our weddings around the same time and were getting divorced from our short and brief marriages around the same time).”

"Fadi became a musician - a drummer par excellence, to be precise - and formed a fusion Pakistani rock band called ‘Overload’ that pounded hearts with their drum and traditional dhol beats and shredded heartstrings with their electric guitars and Fadi’s golden voice.”

"I watched him rise from strength to strength. He became a bonafide rockstar in Pakistan. As tensions between our countries grew and the mutual visits became less frequent due to bureaucratic and political processes, I saw him more on posters, in music-videos and on Coke-Studio, than I would in real life,” he said.

Concluding the post on a heart-wrenching note, Mathur wrote, “I will miss you a lot, Fadi. I will miss your unmatched tehzeeb and the calming sweetness in your voice. More than anything, I will long to hear you call me ‘Pyaraay!’ Again. And I pray that the only words that come to you as you reach the final destination, are characteristically your own – ‘HAAN YAAR! BAHUT AALA!’”

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