RAWALPINDI - Three generations of renowned Patiala Gharana mesmerised the audience Wednesday night with their performance.
The performance, arranged by the PC Rawalpindi in collaboration with FM Productions, began at the elegant hall, which was jam-packed with music lovers ambassadors, diplomats and intellectuals.
The event began with Nayab Hamid Ali and Inam Hamid Ali performing Raag Marva, an outstanding performance. Sultan Fateh Ali sang his family's famous Khamaj, originally sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali, a classic performance. Hamid Ali Khan was at his best as he sang his ghazals and a 'thumri' "lagi ray tosay lagi".
Then joined the legend Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, the audience greeted him with a standing ovation. Khan appreciated FM productions and especially the hotel management for their efforts for promoting the music art. He was flanked by Sultan Fateh Ali, Hamid Ali and the latter's sons Nayab and Inam. This performance will be remembered for a very long time. They sang Raag Bageshri.
Welcoming the audience, Tahir Khan VP Events Media & Communication Hashoo Group, paid tributes to the legendary singer and said he was in fact motivated by him to take up singing. He also said the besides hospitality, Hashoo Group is actively promoting the real image and culture of Pakistan.