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Qawwali legend Aziz Mian being remembered on his 16th death anniversary

The 16th death anniversary of legendary Qawwal Aziz Mian is being observed today (Tuesday). Born on April 17, 1942 in Delhi, in British India, Aziz Mian obtained his M.S. degrees in Arabic, Persian, Persian literature, Urdu literature and History from the University of Punjab in Lahore. He began his learning in the art of Qawwali under the tutelage of Ustad Abdul Waheed Khan at the age of 10 years. He spent 16 years to train in the art at Sufi shrine of Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore. Apart from giving breath-taking…

Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 68th birth anniversary

KARACHI: The 68th birth anniversary of legend qawwal Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being observed on Thursday (today). He is popularly regarded as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Qawwali”. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in Faisalabad on 13th October, 1948, and is considered one of the trend-setters and pioneers of fusion music in Pakistan. He was trained by his father Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and he used to perform with his father in different programs. The maestro had amazing vocal capabilities and could…