An Afghan artist paints an image of Afghan singer Ahmad Zahir during the Sound Central Festival at the French Cultural Centre in Kabul. afp
Sporting a black quiff and sideburns, Ahmad Zahir sang of love and
Zahir – the son of a former prime minister with a penchant for brandy and his red Mercedes – rose to fame in an era when the capital hummed with Western tourists and women strolled through the streets in high heels.
“Everybody loved him,” 73-year-old Safiullah Sobat, a long-time friend of Zahir, said.
“At nighttime girls… More