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 Amanat Ali Khan
Born 1922
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India (now in India)
Died 18 September 1974(1974-09-18) (aged 52)
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Ghazal
Occupation(s) Singer, music composer

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: استاد امانت علی خان‎; ( 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'. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Ustad Amanat Ali died in Lahore on September 18, 1974 of an appendix breakage (Perforated Appendix/Peritonitis). His son, Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan, after a long music career on Pakistan Television as a performer, 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 migrated to Pakistan with his family.

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  1. ^ [1], "Classical music has healing effect on listeners", Dawn Karachi newspaper, 3 May 2008, Retrieved 18 September 2015