Posted Date: 10th March, 2013 Last updated at 09:35 PST
Radio Pakistan's tribute to Pathanay Khan
PBC Multan hosted a function on Saturday to pay homage to renowned folk singer Pathanay Khan
A function was held at Radio Pakistan Multan to pay homage to prominent folk singer Pathanay Khan on the eve of his 13th Death Anniversary on Saturday (March 9).
All channels of Radio Pakistan Multan‚ and Bahawalpur‚ Mianwali‚ D.I. Khan and Sargodha stations broadcast the programme.
Prominent singers Surayya Multanikar‚ Sakhawat Hussain‚ Mohan Baghat‚ Sobia Malik‚ Muhammad Ashraf and Iqbal Pathanay Khan performed in the programme.
Politicians‚ intellectuals‚ poets and social workers attended the function.
Director General‚ Radio Pakistan Murtaza Solangi in his message said that Pathanay Khan will remain in the hearts and the minds of the people with his majestic singing of Kafi‚ Ghazals and Saraiki folk.
Pathanay Khan was born in 1926 in the village Basti Tambu Wali‚ situated in the heart of the Thal Desert. He was a great Seraiki folk singer of the country.
He mostly sang Kafis and Ghazals (traditional forms of poetry) which were largely based on the Sufi poetry of Khwaja Ghulam Farid and Shah Hussain. He was totally devoted to Khwaja Farid.
He gave his own deeper meaning to Khwaja Sahib's poetry through his styleand spirit of singing. Pathanay Khan introduced many great‚ but unknown poets of the Seraiki belt through his dhoras (traditional folk poems) that appeared as a preamble to Kafis.
Pathanay Khan died after protracted illness in his native town of Kot Adduon Thursday‚ March 9‚ 2000. He was given the President's Pride of Performance Award.