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Ustad Amanat Ali Khan

For other people of the same name, see Amanat Ali (disambiguation).
Amanat Ali Khan
Background information
Native name استاد امانت علی خان
Birth name Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
Born 1922
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India (now in India)
Died 17 September 1974 (aged 52)
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Ghazal
Occupations Singer, composer

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: استاد امانت علی خان; born 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

Amanat Ali Khan was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab to Akhtar Husain Khan and the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of 'Patiala Gharana'. Along with his brother Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan, the young Amanat Ali started singing for gatherings ('mehfils') and at an early age he became a recognised singer in the court of the Patiala king.


Soon after independence, he moved to Pakistan. His concerts on Radio Lahore became quite popular, and he toured South Asia becoming the representative of Patiala gharana in Pakistan.

His memorable songs include "Aa Mere Pyaar Ki Khushboo", "Yeh Arzoo Thi", "Mausam Badla", "Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat", "Hoton Pay Kabhe", "Insha Je Utho" and "Kab Aao Ge".

Personal life

Ustad Amanat Ali died at 52 in Lahore on September 17, 1974 of an appendix breakage (Perforated Appendix/Peritonitis). His son, Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan, inherited his father's beautiful voice and talent. After a very successful music career, Asad Amanat Ali died due to a heart attack on April 8, 2007, in London. His eldest son Amjad Amanat Ali Khan also died very young. His younger son, Shafqat Ali Khan, is a successful fusion and sometime playback singer.

Since most of the newer singers like his son Shafqat Amanat Ali has moved away from classical Patiala style singing, this leaves Amanat's brothers Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan and Hamid Ali Khan, as the last of the Patiala legends.

See also


  • Classical music has healing effect on listeners - Daily Dawn
  • A scion of Patiala gharana - Daily Dawn

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