36 Death Anniversary Of Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan To Be Observed On September 8

36 death anniversary of Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan to be observed on September 8

HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : The 36th death anniversary of eminent classical singer and Pride of Performance Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan would be observed by the music lovers on September 8, 2016 by organizing different commemorative programmes.

Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan born in 1922 at Shikarpur, Sindh, in family of classical singer Jamalo Khan who hailed from classical singer family Gawalior Gharana. He took musical lessons from his father, Ustad Jamalo Khan and Ustad Seendo Khan and later he sung along them at musical concerts, princely courts and festivals and achieved applause.

Music critics acknowledge Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan as one of the great scholars of classical music, who made various compositions of Indian and local classical and semi-classical music. He also composed and sung Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's poetry in all forms.

He taught many young aspiring Sindhi students the art of classical singing and by his efforts, he revolutionized the Sindhi classical music. Ustad had also performed at Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and Pakistan Television while many cassette companies have released volumes of his programmes.

He died on September 9, 1980. In this connection, Mehran Historical Society Tando Adam has arranged a ceremony at a local auditorium of Tando Adam Thursday evening, which will terminate Friday morning with offering prayers for Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan.

According to announcement here on Wednesday, eminent writer Rasool Bux Dars will preside over the ceremony while Sindh Minister for Culture Syed Sardar Shah will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Eminent intellectuals, scholars and journalists including Inam Shaikh, Naseer Mirza, Izhar Soomro, Ishaq Mangrio, Ishaq Samejo, Manzoor Solangi, Mahesh Kumar and Jaffar Memon will address the participants of the ceremony and highlight the services of Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan in the field of music.

The ceremony will by followed by musical concert with performance of Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Mazhar Ali Khan, Wachan Sindhi, Sarwar Sehto, Humair Ali and others. APP/jvd/ali/ff