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Pakistan remembers legendary singer Asad Amanat Ali Khan

05:36 PM | 8 Apr, 2015
Pakistan remembers legendary singer Asad Amanat Ali Khan
LAHORE (Web Desk) - The eighth death anniversary of renowned classical and Ghazal Singer Ustad Asad Amanat Ali Khan is being observed today (Wednesday).

Asad Amanat Ali was a popular classical semi-classical and ghazal singer. Hailing from famous Patiala family, Asad was son of famous musician Ustad Amanat Ali Khan. He was born in Lahore on September 25, 1955.

Asad recorded his first song at the age of 10, which featured on his grandfather’s debut album. He had also been interested in academics and often said if not a singer, he would love to be a pilot. He joined a private institution however and began singing professionally after completing his F.A.

He started his musical career performing “Thumri” and then went on to record some of his most popular numbers and Ghazals. One of the songs that featured in almost every concert he performed, arguably his biggest hit, was “Insha Ji Utho”, originally sung by his father Amanat Ali Khan.”

Government of Pakistan awarded him the Pride of Performance on March 23, 2007, days before he breathed his last. Asad Amanat Ali Khan died relatively young of a heart attack on April 8, 2007 in London and was laid to rest in Mominpura Graveyard, Lahore.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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