Hamid Ali Khan
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|Hamid Ali Khan|
Hamid Ali Khan (born 1953) is a Pakistani classical singer. 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).
He is the son of Ustad Akhtar Hussein Khan and the youngest brother of singers Bade Fateh Ali Khan and Amanat Ali Khan. 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.
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.