12th death anniversary of popular classical, semi-classical and ghazal singer from Pakistan, Asad Amanat Ali Khan today (April 8). Hailing from Patiala Gharana, Asad was son of musician Ustad Amanat Ali Khan.
Asad recorder his first song in the age of ten years, which featured on his grandfather’s debut album. He started his musical career performing “Thumri”. One of the songs that featured in almost every concert he performed was “Insha Ji Utho” (Originally sung by his father). Asad worked for Pakistan Television for several years.
He received the President’s award of Pride of Performance. However, after receiving the award, he had left Pakistan on 3 April 2007 for medical consultation, and while in England, on 8 April 2007, he died in Cassiobury Park in London whilst enjoying an outing with the family.
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17 November, 2019