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Classical singer Asad Amanat Ali Khan remembered on 12th death anniversary

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ISLAMABAD: Music lovers and fans of classical legend Asad Amanat Ali Khan observed the 12th death anniversary of the popular classical, semi-classical and Ghazal singer of Patiala Gharana on Monday.

Son of musician Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Asad Amanat Ali Khan left his fans at young age as he died due to heart attack on April 8, 2007 in London.

Born in Lahore, Asad recorded his first song when he was 10 years old and the song was featured on his grandfather’s debut album.

His great-grandfather, Ali Baksh Khan, was the founder of Patiala Gharana and his grandfather Akhtar Hussain was a musician.

His uncle Bade Fateh Ali Khan taught him music and trained him as his own son. Bade Fateh Ali Khan also encouraged him to become a singing duo with his youngest brother Hamid Ali Khan.

Asad’s younger brother Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is a pop and classical singer.

Asad Amanat Ali Khan started his musical career performing “Thumri” and performed on “Insha Ji Utho” in almost his every concert as it was originally sung by his father.

He worked for Pakistan Television for several years as Nisar Bazmi, composer and PTV producer introduced him to the world on television.

He received the President’s Pride of Performance award in 2007 and later he died in London in the same year.

 

 

 

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Classical singer Ustad Bare Ghulam Ali remembered

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ISLAMABAD: The legendary classical singer, Ustad Bare Ghulam Ali Khan was remembered on his 51st death anniversary today (Tuesday).

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was born in Kasur, a small town near Lahore, Pakistan then Punjab province in British India.

Though he started his career by singing a few compositions of his late father Ali Baksh Khan and uncle Kale Khan, Bade Ghulam amalgamated the best of three traditions into his own Patiala-Kasur style: the Behram Khani elements of Dhrupad, the gyrations of Jaipur, and the behlavas (embellishments) of Gwalior.

He died at Basheerbagh Palace in Hyderabad on 23 April 1968 after a prolonged illness which left him partially paralyzed in the last few years of his life.

 

 

 

 

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Legendary comedian Moin Akhtar’s 8th death anniversary observed today

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KARACHI: The fans of comedy king and legendary TV Film artiste, Moin Akhtar observed his 8th death anniversary on Monday remembering his lifetime services.

Born on December 24, 1950, Moin Akhtar left his fans on April 22, 2011. He was considered as a comedian of extremely high standard in Pakistan with experience of entertaining his audience for a long time. From theater to silver screen, Moin Akhtar’s work introduced nonstop laughter for everyone and became popular among the entertainment loving audience.

He was liked for providing humor for people of all ages, and with a style that remains unmatched. His attempts to avoid vulgarity in his humor rendered him a favorite amongst family audiences. He was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu. He performed not only in Pakistan but played in several stage shows like Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai with Umer Sharif in India too.

He was awarded Pride of Performance in 1996 by the Government of Pakistan and Sitara-i-Imtiaz awarded in 2011.

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Legendary comedian Moin Akhtar’s 8th death anniversary tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: The fans of comedy king and legendary TV Film artiste, Moin Akhtar, will remember his lifetime services on his 8th death anniversary on April 22.

Born on December 24, 1950, Moin Akhtar left his fans on April 22, 2011. He was considered as a comedian of extremely high standard in Pakistan with experience of entertaining his audience for a long time.

From theater to silver screen, Moin Akhtar’s work introduced nonstop laughter for everyone and became popular among the entertainment loving audience.

He was liked for providing humor for people of all ages, and with a style that remains unmatched.

His attempts to avoid vulgarity in his humor rendered him a favorite amongst family audiences.

He was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu. He performed not only in Pakistan but played in several stage shows like Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai with Umer Sharif in India too.

 

 

 

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