Naqi Ali Khan
A Verstile Singer & Grandson Of Mastero Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Interview Recording 25th May 2013
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.
Naqi 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 India.
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.
Naqi 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 three years.
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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