Ustad Salamat Ali remembered
One of great maestros in classical music, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan being remembered on his death anniversary on Wednesday (11th). Ustad Salamat Ali Khan was born in 1934 in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Khan was initiated into classical music together with his elder brother Nazakat Ali Khan under the table guidance of their father Ustad Vilayat Ali Khan at the tender ages of five and seven respectively, reported a private news channel.
They were initially taught the basis of ‘Dhrupad’ but later concentrated on learning ‘Khayal’ due to its increasing popularity. It was only after two years of training that they made their debut at the prestigious Harballabh Mela in 1941.
At Partition, Ustad Salamat and his family migrated to Pakistan and settled at Multan. After about a decade they moved once again, this time to Lahore where they resumed their radio programs. In 1955 Nazakat-Salamat were invited to the All India Music Conference in Calcutta.