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

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.





M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.