Amanat Ali Khan

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Amanat Ali Khan امانت علی خان
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Background information
Native name
استاد امانت علی خان
Birth nameUstad Amanat Ali Khan
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India (now in India)
Died(1974-09-18)18 September 1974 (aged 52)
Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation(s)Classical music singer, music composer

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: اُستاد امانت علی خان ‎), (1922 – 18 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 Hoshiarpur, Punjab, the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of 'Patiala Gharana'.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Ustad Amanat Ali died in Lahore on 18 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.[1]

After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan migrated to Pakistan with his family.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Amanat Ali Khan's award info and profile on website Retrieved 26 November 2018
  2. ^ 'Best of Amanat Ali Khan' on YouTube Retrieved 26 November 2018
  3. ^ Music of Amanat Ali Khan and Fateh Ali Khan on website Retrieved 26 November 2018
  4. ^ "Classical music has healing effect on listeners". Dawn (newspaper). Karachi. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ Profile of Amanat Ali Khan on The Friday Times (newspaper) Published 25 Feb 2011, Retrieved 26 November 2018