Acclaimed folk singer Shaukat Ali passed away in Lahore today.
His son Ameer Shaukat Ali announced the funeral prayers between Maghrib and Isha at at Samsani Johar Town in Lahore.
Earlier Ameer had requested the singer’s fans for prayers following his deteriorating condition.
Acclaimed folk singer Shaukat Ali passed away
Shaukat Ali was undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore.
He had faced multiple medical issues, including diabetes and a liver transplant.
Moreover, he had undergone a heart bypass surgery a few years ago.
Shaukat Ali ruled as Ghazal maestro and one of the most prolific artists of the Pakistani music industry, with a singing career spanning five decades.
Born into an artistic family in Malakwal, he had begun his singing career in the 1960s with film songs.
Musician M Ashraf introduced him in 1963 in the film Tees Maar Khan. Hew cemented his place in ghazals, songs, national anthems and Punjabi folk songs.
Youth remembered Shaukat Ali because of his war-time patriotic songs in the wars of 1965 and 1971.
He sang Saathion Mujahidon Jaag Utha Hai Sara Watan and Apna Quaid Aik Hai among many others.
Meanwhile, he also sang poetry of Allama Iqbal. Specially, he sang Maqam-e-Faqr mae Shan-e-Sikandari kya hay!?
Due to his services in this field , he got the Pride of Performance award.