LAHORE - The Government College University Lahore Tuesday paid a glowing tribute to the music maestro, Prof. Tariq Suleman Khan Farani for his 40 years invaluable services for the art, music and GC University Lahore. Renowned musicians and globally famed singers Ustad Hamid Ali Khan, Ustad Shuakat Ali, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Jawad Ahamd, Musarrat Abbass, Zaheer Abbass, Imran Jafferi and Ghulam Ali addressed the ceremony organized in the honor of Prof. Farani. GC University Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman  awarded Prof. Farani “GCU Award”, ”Certificate of Appreciation” and cash award of Rs 50,000, saying that Prof. Farani had selflessly devoted his life to music and GC University Lahore.   

Speaking on the occasion, classical singer Ustad Hamid Ali Khan said that the GC University Lahore Nazir Ahmad Music Society (GCU NAMS) is the biggest teaching center of music and art in Pakistan as it produced galaxy of stars for Pakistan like Shafqat Amanat Ali, Ali Zafar, Waris Baig, Jawad Ahmad, adding that his two sons had been trained in music at GCU NAMS by Prof. Farhani.

Eminent Old Ravian Shafqat Amanat Ali declared the legendary Prof. Farani as his mentor who showed the world renowned singers light and helped them to climb the ladder of stardom.