Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (1922–1974) was a Pakistani classical/ghazal singer, from the Patiala gharana. He was honoured with the ‘Pride of Performance’ award by the government of Pakistan. He stands with great singing icons like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi.
Amanat Ali Khan was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab to Akhtar Husain Khan and the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of ‘Patiala Gharana’. Along with his brother Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan, the young Amanat Ali started singing for gatherings (‘mehfils’) and at an early age he became a recognised singer in the court of the Patiala king.
His memorable songs include “Aa Mere Pyaar Ki Khushboo”, “Yeh Arzoo Thi”, “Mausam Badla”, “Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat”, “Hoton Pay Kabhe”, “Insha Je Utho” and “Kab Aao Ge”.