Amanat Ali Khan

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Full NameUstad Amanat Ali Khan
BirthplaceHoshiarpur, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, India)
DeathSeptember 18, 1974 (aged 52)
Place of DeathLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
OccupationsClassical vocalist, ghazal singer, composer
Years Active1945 – 1974
Children7, including Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali
ParentAkhtar Hussain (father)
RelativesBade Fateh Ali Khan (brother), Hamid Ali Khan (brother)
AwardsPride of Performance by the President of Pakistan (1969)
ContributionWidely regarded as one of the finest classical and ghazal singers of all time
TrainingTrained under his father, Ustad Akhtar Hussain Khan, in the Patiala vocal gharana tradition
MigrationMigrated to Pakistan with his family after the partition of India in 1947
PerformancesStarted performing at a young age, made public debut in 1945, extensively toured South Asia
LegacyKnown for khayal, thumri, and ghazal styles of singing, considered a maestro of the Patiala gharana
TeachingTrained Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar briefly in Hindustani classical music
Popular Songs“Kab Aaoge Tum Aaoge”, “Chand Meri Zameen Phool Mera Watan”, “Aye Watan Pyare Watan”
Media PresenceProlific performer on PTV and Radio Pakistan, gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s
Patriotic SongsSang numerous patriotic songs contributing to national morale
Contribution to MusicRecognized for incorporating literary knowledge into his work

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