Monday, December 15, 2008

About Shujat Ali Khan

Shujat Ali Khan, grandson of legendary classical singer Ustad Salamat Ali Khan and son of leading contemporary classical singer Sharafat Ali Khan and nephew of Ustad Sahfqat Ali Khan, has been singing since he was seven.

Coming from Sham Chaurasi gharana (school of thoughts), which was founded in the 16th century by Mian Chand Khan and Mian Suraj Khan who were contemporaries of Mian Tansen at the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Shujat inherited the special talent for music. His grandfather Salamat Ali Khan and maternal grandfather, Nazakat Ali Khan were rated among the top classical singers.

This artifact of little jewels school is the 12Th generation of shamchurasi gharana.Singing was in his blood so naturally he had to become a singer and to establish his career in singing. Utad salamat Ali khan was his early guru then after his death Shujat started to learn music from his father Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan and his Uncle Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan.Shujat did his intermediate from the Government College Lahore and now he is enrolled in NCA Lahore doing BA hons in musicology.His life changed when he participated in saergamapa challange 2009.

Ghazal singer Ghulam Aliand musician Sahir Ali Bagha took Shujat’s audition.Shujat gave amazing performances on the stage of saregamapa in front of legendary singers like Asha ji, Gulam Ali Sahib, Suresh wadekar, Anand ji bhai and kavita ji As well as the mentors of saregamapa challenge 2009 Himesh reshamiya , Adesh shirivastav, Pritam and Shankar mahadevan.
Shujat is of the view though he did not win the competition but he won the hearts of the people who understand music and that really matters for him.He is really passionate about his singing and working very hard to establish his career in singing.

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