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Folk singer Pathanay Khan being remembered

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 9, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: Mar 9, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

LAHORE: The 17th death anniversary of famous folk singer Pathanay Khan will be observed on March 9.

Pathanay Khan earned world-wide fame through singing Sufi poetry, ghazals and folk songs.

Pathanay Khan was born in 1926 in the village Basti Tambu Wali, situated in the heart of the Thal Desert, several miles from Kot Addu.

He mostly sang Kafis and Ghazals (traditional forms of poetry) which were largely based on the Sufi poetry of Khwaja Ghulam Farid and Shah Hussain.

Pathanay Khan was totally devoted to Khwaja Farid. Khan introduced many great, but unknown poets of the Seraiki belt through their dhoras (traditional folk poems).

Pathanay Khan died after protracted illness in his native town of Kot Addu on March 9, 2000.

He was given the President's Pride of Performance Award. - Samaa
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