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Death anniversary of Ustad Barkat Ali Khan observed
June 19, 2024

Sixty-first death anniversary of renowned classical singer, Ustad Barkat Ali Khan was observed today.

He was younger brother of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and elder brother of Mubarak Ali Khan and belonged to the Patiala Gharana of music.

Ustad Barkat Ali Khan was born in Kasur in 1908 and had his initial training from his father, Ali Baksh Khan Kasuri.

Barkat Ali Khan, in a rare live interview to Radio Pakistan, Lahore, had said his forefathers lived in the hilly tracts of Jammu and Kashmir, so they used to sing Pahari Geet and he learned to sing those Pahari Geets from them.

He died at the age of fifty-five on this day in 1963 in Lahore.