Amanat Ali Khan

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Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: استاد امانت علی خان; born 1932–1974) was a Pakistani classical/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 likeMehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi.

Amanat Ali Khan was born 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”.