Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Ateeq Hussain Khan Bandanawazi (born 1980) is a classical sufiana qawwal from Hyderabad. He was born in Hyderabad. He started learning Qawwali from his father from the early age of five years and participated along with him in Qawwali programs. He learned various forms of classical singing like Dhrupad, Khyal, Thumri, Dadra, Tarana, and so on from his father Iqbal Hussain Khan Bandanawazi. His voice and style have a striking resemblance to his father. Several news papers in English, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali in India and Bangladesh has Praised his Talent. He has toured all over the world for Sufi Qawwali Programs. His Qawwali group is known as Bandanawazi Qawwal Recently he has Performed at the Delhi Common Wealth games Program JASHN-E-DILLI and Urdu Heritage Festival which was organised by Delhi Govt. His Memorable Performances are at Ruhaniyat The Sufi Festival of India and at Sacred Music Festival Organized by Dalai Lama Organization. Bandanawazi Qawwal received Central Zone Award from Mahrashtra Art & Culture Department in 1998 presented by Sushil Kumar Shinde Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
He has Performed Qawwali all over India in Ruhaniyat the sufi festival of India and at Sacred Music Festivals. He has also performed Qawwali in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar, & the U.K.