- Mukhi Saheb, Kamadia Saheb, Mukhianii Saheba and Kamadiani Saheba.
- Abid Coric
PRESIDENT ,B.C. BOSNIAN ASSOCIATION
- Shemina Lalani
HON. SECRETARY ,HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE AGA KHAN SHIA IMAMI ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR NAIROBI
- Shiraz D. Alibhai
CHAIRMAN ,HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE AGA KHAN SHIA IMAMI ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR MOMBASA
- Nizar Abbas Jiwa Shamji
HONORARY SECRETARY ,HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE AGA KHAN SHIA IMAMI ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR KISUMU
- Mansoorali G. Sorathia
MUKHI ,ELDORET, KENYA
-Navin A. Ladak
MAJOR ,SHIA IMAMI ISMAILI LADIES VOLUNTEER CORPS – DAR ES SAALAM, TANZANIA
- Vari Ghai
VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD ,BRITISH COLUMBIA
H.H. Prince Aga Khan recognizing Nizar for his performance.
Prerecords for radio Ceylon with HMV musicians in Mumbai.
He was also interviewed by actor and radio Ceylon's host Manmohan Krishna.
Actor/host Manmohan presents a reward of appreciation on behalf of radio Ceylon.
Out of 100 singers auditioned, Nizar was one amongst four singers selected.
UMA DEVI also known as 'TUN TUN', shared the stage with Nizar in Mumbai.
Nizar & Party at charity concert with brother Shiraz on bongos.
Nizar on accordion with sister Dolly singing.
Friends Music Circle was created to bring all musicians and singers on one stage.
Nizar the group's lead singer on bongos seen here with Praful Gajjar on accordion.
Nizar with music director and maestro Naushad and brother Zul on the right.
Performing in front of thousands of spectators at Olympia Stadium in UK.
Accompanying musicians Crawford Marshal, Sirish Kumar and brother Ramzan.
Estimated audience at Olympia Stadium was over 18 thousand.
Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali. Nizar organized and was a guest singer in the show.
Performing with famous Punjabi singers Jagmohan Kaur & K. Deep at the concert.
Nizar with famous ghazal and bhajan singer Chandan Dass.
Nizar shaking hands with H.H. Prince Aga Khan.
Born in Tanzania and born to sing, Nizar Damji is a well-accomplished and internationally renowned singer andmusician. He is famously known as 'Nizar & Party'. He has enjoyed extensive tours, including performances in East and Central Africa, England, Europe, Spain, USA, India, Pakistan and Canada. His concerts have also contributed to numerous local, national and international charitable organizations. Nizar had the privilege to perform twice in presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, once for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (UN High Comissioner for Refugees) as well as many famous actors, singers, music directors and dignitaries. Nizar has shared the stage with Hemant Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Narendra Chanchal, K. Deep & Jagmohan Kaur, Uma Devi, Ghulam Ali and one on one meetings with Late Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Music director Naushad, Kalyanji Anandji, Shashi Kapoor, Aga, and Pandit Jasraj to name a few.
Nizar, with his family came to Vancouver as a landed immigrant in August of 1975. Within six months he became the pioneer of TV shows for the South Asian population of Vancouver. In Jan 1976, 'AAP KI MEHFIL' (your congregation) took flight over the airwaves. His aim was to build bridges not only within the multi- religious and cultural south Asian community but also with the community at large. In 1978, another TV show 'GEMS OF THE EAST' was launched. TV interviews with famous actors, singers and musicians and personalities from India and Pakistan included Amitabh Bachchan, Kalyanji Anandji, Dilip Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadekar, Mehar Mittal, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Mitali & Bhupinder Singh, Late Noor Jahan and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to name a few. GEMS OF THE EAST was as successful as AAP KI MEHFIL and is well remembered even today. In 1984 Multicultural Pay TV was introduced. Notices were served to close down the free Multicultural channel. Nizar's efforts saved the free channel which is currently still enjoyed by all producers and community viewers.
On Ismaillis and people of Gilgit, Hunze, Chitral, Kailash Valley, Afghan refugee campus, Sikh religious Palaces in Pakistan and Various other resgious cultural traditions and events.
Nizar has volunteered and contributed countless hours of time and talent for various communities and charitable organizations for many years and continues to do that. He has been a volunteer for many years for the "WORLD PARTNERSHIP WALK" and last year served as a deputy media convener and was also part of the Media and Marketing team for "BRIDGES THAT UNITE" and "ISMAILI WALK FOR WOMEN 2008". In 1982 during His Highness The Aga Khan's Silver Jubilee, Nizar was one of the recipients of the Silver Jubilee Medal for his 25 years of continued outstanding voluntary service in the community. July 2005, he was recognized by Tanzania's Ismaili community for his 50 years of talent and voluntary contribution to the community.
"Thank you! For helping us put smiles back where they belong"
-Children’s MiracleTelethon. Vancouver, B.C.
Nehru Humanitarian Award
"In recognition of his out standing service”
-The University of British Columbia
-Goel Family Charitable Foundation Nov.2000
"In grateful recognition of services rendered on behalf of the society to aid in its fight against Cancer"
-Canadian Cancer Society of B.C. and Yukon Division. 2001
"Thank you for helping to put smiles back where they belong Healthy kids : What a bright idea"
-Children Miracle network Telethon 2002
"Art and Music Award"
-Prem Goel Celebration of Life
-Goel Family Charitable Foundation. 2003
Mehfil – e - Ghazal
"In recognition of your hard and dedicated work for this event"
-India Club of B.C. 2003
"Thank you for making a world of difference. In recognition of your contribution as Media Coordinator - WPW 2004"
-World Partnership Walk
-An Initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada
"Distinguished Service Award 2004"
-D.P. Goel and Family
-Mrs. Prem Goel’s Celebration of Life
"In recognition of valuable contribution made towards THE CENTENIAL & REUNION CELEBRATIONS OF ZANZIBAR JAMAT KHANA held in Zanzibar 2005"
-Mukhi Rahim Bhaloo, Kamadia Murad A. Vellani
-H.H. Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Jamat - Zanzibar
Nizar shares this musical contribution with his family, friends, well-wishers and fans with the hope that it will be received with love and appreciation. This is yet another musical and lyrical expression of dedication, devotion and love for Imam-e-Zaman.
MUSIC : Arranged, Directed & Performed by MILIND MOHITE ORCHESTRA in MUMBAI.
LEAD VOCAL : NIZAR DAMJI of NIZAR & PARTY fame.
CHORUS VOCALS : YASMIN REMTULLA & ADIL KASSAMALI
LYRICS : NIZAR DAMJI
LYRICS on Song #2 by: AL-WAEZ RAHEMAT AMLANI
SOUND REMIXED : by FENNELL AUDIO PRODUCTIONS
SPECIAL THANKS TO : AL-WAEZ AMIRALY AMLANI and NIZAR DAMJI & FAMILY
213 Signatures Done