Ustad Fateh Ali Khan passes away

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Renowned classical singer Ustad Fateh Ali Khan passed away here on Wednesday. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, who belonged to the Patiala family, had been suffering from lungs ailment since long.

The body will be brought to Lahore from Islamabad. He was brother of Ustad Amanat Ali and Hamid Ali and uncle of Asad Amanat and Shafqat Amanat. Meanwhile President Mamnoon Hussain expressed his grief over the sad demise of renowned classical singer Ustad Fateh Ali Khan on Wednesday.

The President, in his condolence message, said the services of Ustad Fateh Ali Khan in the field of music would be remembered long. “With his death, an era of classical music has ended,” he remarked.

The President prayed to Almighty Allah to grant peace to the departed soul of Ustad Fateh Ali and courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.

-INP