Shafqat Amanat Ali (Urdu: شفقت امانت علی) (born in 1965)is the son of Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, making him part of the 9 generation old Patiala Gharana. He has been a student of Pakistani classical music since age four, his grandmother being his first teacher. His main influences in music come from his father and his uncle Ustad Fateh Ali Khan sahab as well as Roshanara Begum, to name a few. He is younger brother of late singer Asad Amanat Ali Khan. He is well educated and got his bachelors degree from Government College,Lahore (now GC University) in 1988.He was role of honour from the Music Society of Government College,Lahore.
Shafqat Amanat Ali was also the lead vocalist of a Pakistani pop band known as Fuzon. He belongs to the Patiala gharana of classical music. The gharana is famous for its concentration on intricate taan-patterns and sargams. With his family, he has been part of the Pakistani classical musical tradition for eight generations now.
Along with being as one of the best current singers in Pakistan, Shafqat is also appreciated in India after the song he sang Mitwa for the Indian film Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. The song was appreciated and liked by the audience as well as the critics. He was also the voice behind the critically acclaimed song Yeh Honsla from the movie Dor. He has been given the President's Pride of Performance on 14th August,2007. He is highly respected among music circles due to his classically trained voice and his command over modern music as well. He is working as a solo singer after breaking up with his band Fuzon and working on two different Albums with Rohail hayatt. One is a Sufi album and is for Indian market and other is his trademark fusion album for Pakistan. He is still popular with music lovers and he is working more projects in India as well and its heard that he is working with A.R.Rehman for an album.
He is also known as Ustad Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan.
His first solo album called Tabeer has been released in Aug 2008. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.