Asad Amanat Ali Khan

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Asad Amanat Ali Khan
Birth name Asad Amanat Ali Khan
Born (1955-09-25)25 September 1955
Lahore, Dominion of Pakistan
Origin Pakistani
Died 8 April 2007(2007-04-08) (aged 51)
London, UK
Genres Ghazal, Classical music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1975–2007

Asad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: اسد امانت علی خان‎), (25 September 1955 – 8 April 2007) was a popular classical, semi-classical and ghazal singer from Pakistan. Hailing from Patiala Gharana,[1] Asad was son of musician Ustad Amanat Ali Khan. Asad Amanat Ali Khan died relatively young of a heart attack on 8 April 2007 in London.

Early life and background[edit]

Asad Amanat Ali Khan was born in Lahore, Dominion of Pakistan. His great-grandfather, Ali Baksh Khan, was the founder of the Patiala Gharana. His grandfather, Akhtar Hussain, was a musician. Amanat Ali Khan, Asad's father, died in 1974. Asad's younger brother Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is a pop and classical singer he was the lead singer of band Fuzön.

Singing career[edit]

When he was 10 years old Asad recorded his first song, which featured on his grandfather’s debut album. He had also been interested in academics and often said if not a singer, he would love to be a pilot. He joined a private institution however and began singing professionally after completing his F.A. He started his musical career performing "Thumri". One of the songs that featured in almost every concert he performed was "Insha Ji Utho" (Originally sung by his father).

Asad worked for Pakistan Television for several years. Nisar Bazmi, composer and PTV producer, who died one week before him, gave him his first break, introducing the artist to the world on television.

Asad also sang as a member of singing duo with his uncle Hamid Ali Khan. Other than music and the family name, Asad inherited from his father a passion to act in films. But the affair was cut short after an unsuccessful attempt.

Death[edit]

He had visited London in January 2007 and was receiving treatment for a condition known as Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.[2] He returned to Pakistan during his treatment to receive the President's award of Pride of Performance. However, after receiving the award, he had left Pakistan on 3 April 2007 for medical consultation, and while in England, on 8 April 2007, he died in Cassiobury Park in London whilst enjoying an outing with the family.

Discography[edit]

Some of his superhit songs are listed below.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/09/top6.htm

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