Fans of the Sufiana kalams claim that seeing and hearing Sain Zahoor in full flow is the closest anyone alive will get to being in the presence of the Sufi mystics of yore, like Bulleh Shah and Shah Hussain.Sain.
Zahoor, an artist with a unique style of his own, sings poetry of great Punjabi poets. He indulges completely in the poetry and music and performs with a passion.
Sain Zahoor was born and raised in a rural peasant family and for decades he performed exclusively at dargahs and melas in his native Okara district of Pakistan. In 1989 he was invited to the All Pakistan Music Conference to give his first ever performance on a concert stage.
Saieen Zahoor or Saeen Zahur Ahmad (b. around 1937) is a leading Sufi musician from Pakistan. He has spent most of his life singing in Sufi shrines, and didn't produce a record until 2006, when he was nominated for the BBC World Music awards based on word of mouth. He emerged as the "best BBC voice of the year 2006", Sain is not his first name but a Sindhi honorific title and is also spelt Saeen or Saiyan, and Zahoor may be spelt Zahur. He is known for his "magical" voice which is claimed to put some listeners into a trance