Published on 08 Oct 2010 | over 6 years ago
Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (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 like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi.
Early life and background
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 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", "Insha Je Utho" and "Kab Aao Ge".
Ustad Amanat Ali died at aged 42 years in Lahore in September 1974. His eldest son Ustad Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan inherited his father's beautiful voice and talent. After a very successful music career, Asad Amanat Ali died of heart attack on April 8, 2007, in London.
Since most of the newer singers like Shafqat Amanat Ali and Rustam Fateh Ali have 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.