Amanat Ali Khan

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Amanat Ali Khan امانت علی خان
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Background information
Native name استاد امانت علی خان
Birth name Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
Born 1922
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India (now in India)
Died (1974-09-18)18 September 1974 (aged 52)
Lahore, Pakistan
Genres Ghazal
Occupation(s) Singer, music composer

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: اُستاد امانت علی خان ‎), (1922–1974) was a Pakistani classical and ghazal singer, from the Patiala gharana. He was honoured with the 'Pride of Performance' award by the President of Pakistan in 2009. He stands with great singing icons like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi and left behind hundreds of classical and semi-classical songs for the public to remember him by.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Amanat Ali Khan was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of 'Patiala Gharana'.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ustad Amanat Ali died in Lahore on 18 September 1974 of a perforated appendix. His son, Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan, after a long music career on Pakistan Television as a performer, died due to a heart attack on 8 April 2007, in London.

After the independence in 1947, Ustad Amanat Ali migrated to Pakistan with his family.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^, 'Best of Amanat Ali Khan' on YouTube, Retrieved 5 March 2016
  2. ^, Music of Amanat Ali Khan and Fateh Ali Khan on website, Retrieved 5 March 2016
  3. ^ "Classical music has healing effect on listeners". Dawn. Karachi. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  4. ^, Biography of Amanat Ali Khan on The Friday Times newspaper, published 25 Feb 2011, Retrieved 5 March 2016