Legendary folk singer Shaukat Ali passes away

Lahore, 2nd April: Pakistan’s leading folk singer Shaukat Ali passes away.

According to reports of Baaghi TV, Shaukat Ali has passed away on Friday in Lahore.

Shaukat Ali was suffering from liver disease and was undergoing treatment at a local hospital, where he breathed his last.

It may be recalled that on October 13 last year, singer Shaukat Ali was admitted to Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Khairpur for liver treatment.

He was treated for liver infection on the instructions of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, where he remained under treatment for 10 days.

Baaghi TV had reported that, on October 26, on the instructions of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Shaukat Ali was shifted to CMH, Lahore.

On December 18 last year, Dr Firdous Ashiq, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Information and Broadcasting, visited the house of renowned folk singer Shaukat Ali and handed over a relief check of Rs. 200,000 to the singer.

It is to be remembered that legendary Shaukat Ali belonged to Malikwal Tehsil. He was trained by his brother Inayat Ali Khan and started his regular singing career in 1960.

He also made a name for himself in folk and Punjabi songs. The national anthem sung by him during the 1965 war had inspired the youth of that time.

Shaukat Ali was awarded with the Pride of Performance award by the Pakistan government in 1999 for his excellent contributions to the country.

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