Amanat Ali Khan

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Amanat Ali Khan
استاد امانت علی خان
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Amanat Ali Khan

Patiala village, Hoshiarpur district, East Punjab, British India (now in India)
Died(1974-09-17)17 September 1974 (aged 42)
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationClassical music singer, composer
Years active1949 – 1974
Known forGhazal singing
AwardsPride of Performance by the President of Pakistan (1969)

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (1932 – 17 September 1974) was a Pakistani classical and ghazal singer, from the Patiala gharana. Singing duo of both brothers Amanat Ali Khan and Bade Fateh Ali Khan were together honoured with the 'Pride of Performance' award by the President of Pakistan back in 1969.[1] He stands with great singing icons like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi and left behind hundreds of classical and semi-classical songs for the public to remember him by.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Amanat Ali Khan was born in 1932 in the village Patiala,[4][5][6] Hoshiarpur district, Punjab, the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of 'Patiala gharana' of classical music.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ustad Amanat Ali died in Lahore on 17 September 1974 of a perforated appendix. 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 8 April 2007, in London. Both Father and Son are buried in Mominpura Graveyard near Lakshmi Chowk Lahore.[1]

After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan migrated to Pakistan with his family.[8]

Khan's grave at Mominpura Graveyard Lahore

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Amanat Ali Khan's award info and profile on website Retrieved 17 October 2020
  2. ^ 'Best of Amanat Ali Khan' on YouTube Retrieved 17 October 2020
  3. ^ Music of Amanat Ali Khan and Fateh Ali Khan on website Retrieved 17 October 2020
  4. ^ "52nd death anniversary of great Amanat Ali Khan observed". Pakistan Today (newspaper). AFP. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Ustads Amanat Ali Khan and Fateh Ali Khan". The Friday Times (newspaper). 30 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Classical singer Amanat Ali Khan remembered". The News International (newspaper). Associated Press of Pakistan. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Classical music has healing effect on listeners". Dawn. Karachi. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Profile of Amanat Ali Khan on The Friday Times (newspaper)". Archived from the original on 12 March 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2020.