Amanat Ali Khan

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Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
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Background information
Native name استاد امانت علی خان
Birth name Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
Born 1922
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India (now in India)
Died 17 September 1974(1974-09-17) (aged 52)
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Ghazal
Occupation(s) Singer, composer

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: استاد امانت علی خان‎; born 1922–1974) was a Pakistani classical and ghazal singer, from the Patiala gharana. He was honoured with the 'Pride of Performance' award by the government of Pakistan. He stands with great singing icons like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi.

Early life[edit]

Amanat Ali Khan was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of 'Patiala Gharana'.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Ustad Amanat Ali died in Lahore on September 17, 1974 of an appendix breakage (Perforated Appendix/Peritonitis). His son, Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan, after a music career died due to a heart attack on April 8, 2007, in London.

He was the first tutor to the legendary vocalist Lata Mangeshkar, when the latter moved to Mumbai in 1945 & started learning Hindustani classical music. After the India-Pakistan partition, Ustad Amanat Ali moved to Pakistan and Lata had to find a new guru for herself.

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