Hamid Ali Khan

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For the Indian film actor with this name who adopted the stage name 'Ajit', see Ajit Khan.
Hamid Ali Khan
Born 1953
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Ghazal
Occupations Classical vocalist

Hamid Ali Khan (born 1953) is a Pakistani classical singer.[1] He belongs to the Patiala gharana. Being a representative of the Patiala gharana, Hamid Ali Khan is an exponent of ghazal and classical singing. He has released several records and performed with other famous Indian artists. He has also collaborated with many UK-based artists, some of the recent ones being Partha Sarathi Mukherjee (tabla) and Fida Hussain (harmonium).

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Ustad Akhtar Hussein Khan and the youngest brother of singers Bade Fateh Ali Khan and Amanat Ali Khan.[2] Hamid Ali Khan is married. His sons Nayab Ali Khan, Walli Hamid Ali Khan and Inam Ali Khan are currently following in his footsteps and have created their own band called RagaBoyz.[3]

Awards[edit]

Hamid Ali joined his brother, Amanat Ali Khan, by also winning the Pride of Performance Award in 2007. In 2010, the government of Pakistan presented him with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award. Hamid Ali Khan was presented several awards for lifetime achievement in the field of classical music in his tour of India in 2007. He is one of the few Pakistani artists that has won the Presidential Award more than once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singer : Ustad Hamid Ali Khan". Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  2. ^ M. R. Kazimi (2007). Pakistani Studies. Oxford University Press. p. 251. ISBN 0195472292. 
  3. ^ Ruman Ganguly (August 6, 2013). "Raga Boyz set to rock Kolkata". Times of India. 

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