Renowned Ghazal singer Asad Amanat remebered


ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 :Tuesday  marked birth anniversary of renowned classical ghazal singer Ustad Asad Amanat Ali.
Asad Amanat was born on September 25, 1955. He was a popular classical, semi-classical and ghazal singer hailing from Patiala Gharana.
He was the son of legendary singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and great grandchild to Ustad Ali Baksh who was the founder of the Patiala gharana. Asad’s other grandfather Akhtar Hussain was also a famous musician.
Amanat Ali died in 1974, when Asad was only 19 years old. After his death, his uncle Bade Fateh Ali Khan took it upon himself to teach Asad the basics of music and train him in classical singing.
Asad Amanat recorded his first song when he was only 10 years of age.Umran Langiyaan Paban Bhar, Gham Tera Hum Nay, Zara Zara Dil Mein Dard Hua and Kal Chaudvin Ki Raat Thi are amongst some of his evergreen melodies.     Asad performed all around the world and was honoured with the Pride of Performance award due to his wonderful music services.
He went to London in January 2007 and received treatment for a condition known as Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. While in England, on April 8 2007, he died in Cassiobury Park, London.

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