The 14th death anniversary of renowned classical and semi-classical singer Asad Amanat Ali Khan was observed on Thursday.
Hailing from famous Patiala Gharana, Asad Amanat Ali Khan was son of famous singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and great grandson of founder of Gharana Ali Buksh Khan.
The legendary singer was born on 25th September 1955 in Lahore. He started learning music from his father at early age as per the norms of his family and recorded his first song when he was ten years old.
He started his musical career by performing 'Thumri'. He recorded some of his most popular Punjabi numbers and ghazals, such as Umra langian. His famous songs include; Ghar wapis jab, piya dekhan ko, Kal Chowdhwein Ki Raat and Ankhain ghazal hain ap ki.
After Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Amanat Ali Khan it was the duo of Hamid Ali Khan and Asad Amanat Ali Khan who became very famous because of their mesmerizing performances.
The government of Pakistan acknowledged Asad Amanat Ali Khan`s immense contributions to Pakistani music industry by awarding him the Pride of Performance on March 23, 2007.
Asad Amanat Ali Khan left his fans at young age and died due to heart attack on April 8, 2007 in London.