Ustad Amanat Ali Khan 49th death anniversary being observed today


Ustad Amanat Ali Khan was a legendary classical singer of Pakistan and his 49th death anniversary is being observed today (Monday, September 18) around the country.

According to the details, the legendary classical singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan was born in 1922 in Hoshiarpur city of India in the famous Patiala Gharana of musicians. He moved to Pakistan in 1948.

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Amanat Ali Khan was a master of three genres of music namely ghazal, raga, and thumri. He was described as having “prodigious talent” and a “gifted voice.” It is believed that although Fateh Ali was a master of ragas, Amanat Ali was a master of sur (svara). He was particularly well-known for his full-throated and showy upper-register singing style. His vocals have been described as sweet, sensuous, and silky, and he was praised for reducing the structure of difficult Hindustani traditional ragas. Many see him as the most distinguished scion of the Patiala Gharana.

Ghazals sung by him including ‘Insha Ji Utho Ab Kuch Karo’, ‘Honton Pe Kabhi Unke Mera Naam’, ‘Mora Jiya Na Lagay’, and many others still mesmerize the listeners. He was awarded ‘Pride of Performance’ by the government of Pakistan. He died on this day in 1974 and is buried in Lahore.