Aziz Mian Qawwal remembered on his 78th birth anniversary
LAHORE (92 News) – Legendary traditional singer Aziz Mian Qawwal was remembered across Pakistan on his 78 birth anniversary on Wednesday.
He was born in Delhi on 17th April 1942 and migrated to Pakistan soon after partition. He obtained his master degrees in Arabic, Persian language, Persian literature, Urdu literature and history from the University of Punjab.
At the age of ten, he began learning the art of Qawwali under the tutelage of Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan of Lahore. He received 16 years of training at the Data Ganj Baksh School of Lahore, and earned degrees in Urdu literature, Arabic and Persian from the University of Punjab, Lahore.
Aziz Mian died from complications of hepatitis in Tehran, Iran on December 6, 2000. He was in Iran at the invitation of the Government of Iran, to perform on the occasion of Imam Ali’s death anniversary. He is buried in Multan on the brink of Nau Bahar Nehar.
He was known for singing ghazals in a unique style of Qawwali. His super hit qawwali’s include Allah Hi Jane Kaun Bashar Hai, Nabi Nabi Ya Nabi Nabi, Main Sharabi, Teri Soorat and Admi Hai Benazir.
He was also famous for singing ghazals in qawwali style. For his contributions to music, the government of Pakistan had awarded him the Pride of Performance award in 1989.
With his outstanding talent in music and singing he introduced new style of qawwali which earned him fame across the globe. Aziz Mian Qawwal was known for his extempore expressions while performing live concerts.
He died on December 6, 2000 and laid to rest in Multan.