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Dawood or Daud Sarkhosh is an Afghan poet, singer, and musician born 1971 in Daykundi, Oruzgan (now Daykundi Province) of Afghanistan.
Sarkhosh’s inspiration was his elder brother Sarwar Sarkhosh, a legendary musician of his times who was killed during the civil war. Sarkhosh learned playing dambura and singing from him at the age of seventeen. After the death of his brother Sarkhosh migrated to Pakistan first to Peshawar city then moved to Quetta.
Sarkhosh revived his skills by singing and composing songs inspired by a sense of nationalism and suffering in exile.
He didn’t sing for commercial gain, but out of nostalgia and to convey the feelings about refugee life as experienced by refugees of Afghanistan dispersed throughout the world. They went to his concerts in their thousands, marking Sarkhosh’s rise as a singer. It was in Quetta that he mastered the harmonium under the Pakistani composer Arbab Ali Khan.
Sarkhosh is married to Kubra Nekzad Sarkhosh with three kids named; Saboor, Zulfiqar and Yasir. They live and work in Austria now.