One of the youngest Hyderabadi ghazal singers is also the senior-most today. And
how does that happen? Well, Khan Ather started early. Like at 4. So, today, at
42 years of age, he's got 38 years of ghazal singing behind him.
And it translates into performances, too. There are over 5,000 of them. And in places across the world - Doha, Qatar, UK, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah and more. This disciple of Mumtaz Ahmed and Iqbal Qureshi has also received several titles, including Ustad-e-Ghazal at London.
While Khan Ather sings his own compositions, he also loves singing popular numbers, especially those of Rafi. He has been doing a show called Yaad-e-Rafi every 31st of July, ever since Rafi passed away. He also regularly does tributes to Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kumar, R D Burman, S D Burman, etc.
This evening will have him perform Yaad-e-Shayar - recitals of select poems of dead poets - and Jashn-e-Shayar - those of ones still alive (sorry for how that sounds) - at this open air theater. Please contact Khan Ather at 441-2740 for further details.