Mitwa…….kahain dharrkanain tujh saey kia! (متوا۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ کہیں دھڑکنیں تجھ سے کیا). This melodious song cast a spell on the listeners. This and many other hit songs like Khamaj (Mora Sayiaan), Akhiyaan, Tere Bina, Ye Hosla, Kharrayaan De Naal and Pagal Pan (last two from the latest album Tabeer) are the recognition of none other than Shafqat Amanat Ali. He is the singer from Patiala Family of Lahore, whose members liek Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Asad Amanat Ali and Hamid Ali Khan have gained great respect due to the classical singing.
Shafqat is different from rest of his family musicians in a sense that he experiened fusion of eastern and western music. He started his singing publically with a band Fuzon and got popularity within days. They got great popularity. Later Shafqat left the band and started his solo career. Due to his amazing voice, Indian music directors gave him opportunities to sing for Bollywood movies. Mitwa was a part of Shahrukh Khan’s movie Kabhi Alwida Naa Kehna (کبھی الوداع نہ کہنا ). Recently Shafqat has released his solo album Tabeer (تعبیر). This album features some great songs like Kharrayaan De Naal, Pagal Pan, Rung Ley, Rohi, Dum Ali Ali Dum, Kartar (Darbari) and Jaa We Sayouni (Bhullay Shah). Shafqat has emerged as a Sufi rockstar in this album. Its a worth listening album and the listener enjoys a lot while listening to the very complex yet beautiful melodies.
We wish Shafqat a very successful music career.