Shafqat Amanat Ali
Shafqat Amanat Ali-the Rockstar Ustad (a term coined by Bollywood music director Salim Merchant) is the biggest singing sensation to hit the subcontinent in recent times. The iconic singer, writer, composer is the son of the legendary Pakistani singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, making him a part of the 9 generation old Patiala Gharana. Shafqat Amanat Ali was the lead vocalist of the popular Pakistani band-Fuzon. Their first album ‘Saagar’ was a chart buster in both India and Pakistan and thereafter, Shafqat Amanat Ali became one of the top singers of Pakistan in Bollywood with blockbusters ranging from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to My Name is Khan and the more recent Yaariyan, making his body of work vast. His command over the classical idiom and modern music has made him a name to reckon with!! Shafqat Amanat Ali’s albums have been chart busters and best sellers across the world and are a representation of the artiste’s versatility as a singer, writer and composer in a wide variety of genres including Hindustani Classical, Sufi, Ghazal, Fusion and Bollywood. Popular Shafqat Amanat Ali belongs to the Patiala Gharana of gayaki. This gharana produced some of the finest music exponents of our times including Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan, Asad Amanat Ali and Shafqat Amanat Ali.