Naqi Ali Khan
A Verstile Singer
Grandson Of Mastero Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali
Naqi Ali Khan is
one the finest and versatile singer of Pakistan. He sings Khyal, Thumeri,
Geet, Ghazals, Film songs, Folk, Kaafi and Sufi music. He lives in Lahore,
Pakistan where he has established a music academy in the name of his
grandfather, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Music Academy of Lahore.
Ali Khan is the son of late Karamat Ali Khan, elder son of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali
Khan, the legendary vocalist of Kasur Gharana, who is one of the top notch
classical and light classical vocalists of the Indo-Pakistan sub
continent. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan had two sons. Karamat Ali Khan
and Ustad Munawar Ali Khan. Karamat Ali Khan had seven sons. Baqir
Ali Khan, Asif Ali Khan, Mazhar Ali Khan, Jawaad Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Mehdi Ali
Khan and Naqi Ali Khan.
Ustad Munawar Ali Khan has two sons, Raza Ali
Khan and Shakir Ali Khan daughter Anila Munawar.
Naqi Ali Khan had his
training from his uncle Ustad Munawar Ali Khan and later from his brothers Ustad
Mazhar Ali Khan and Jawaad Ali Khan, ranking among the leading vocalists of
Naqi Ali Khan has established Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Memorial
Society in Lahore, Pakistan and as well as in Toronto, Canada. He has performed
widely on stage, Radio Pakistan and on all Pakistani Television channels, i.e.
GEO, ARY, The Music, Apna Channel, Punjab TV and many more.
Ali Khan has released three albums of light music and some fusions from
Pakistan. He has performed live on stage in New York City, Buffalo, USA,
Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Canada, New Delhi, Calcutta, Chandi Garh, and
Patiala, India. He has inaugurated Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Music Award
in 2004. This award has been given to Jagjit Singh, Abida Parveen, Mehdi
Hassan, Allah Ditta Looneywala, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Furrukh Bashir, General
Manager, PTV, Music Director Wazir Afzal, Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan, Ustad Jawaad
Ali Khan and many more. Naqi Ali Khan is the founder of Ustad Bade Ghulam
Ali Khan Music Conference, which is being held in Lahore, Pakistan, for the past
Naqi Ali Khan has a golden voice, which
has captured the audiences locally and all over the world. He has
performed in World Performing Arts Music Festival many times and won the
apperception from the Lahori Audiences.
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