Abida Parveen (born 1954) is a Pakistani singer of Sindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam). She sings mainly ghazals, Urdu love songs, and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets.Abida Parveen, a Sindhi, was born in mohalla Ali Goharabad in Larkana (Sindh province, Pakistan). She received her musical.training initially from her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, and later from Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chorasia gharana. Growing up, she attended her father's music school,where her foundation in music was laid . Abida Parveen is one of the most internationally renowned artist of Sufi music.She is famous for her Kaafi style of Sufi music and Arfaana Kalaam. She is especially popular for her lively concerts, mesmerising the audiences with her strong vocals. She was honoured with President’s Award for Pride of Performance and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.