Folk singer Shaukat Ali passes away today
Pakistani folk singer Shaukat Ali Khan, has passed away on Friday (today).
Shaukat Ali had multiple medical issues, including diabetes and a liver transplant and was under treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), in Lahore.
He was born in in Malakwal, a town in District Gujrat. He was introduced into the Pakistani film world as a playback singer by the renowned film music director M Ashraf in the Punjabi film ‘Tees Maar Khan (1963)’.
Moreover, a Canadian company with the help of his son Mohsin Shaukat Ali, produced a one hour long documentary to commemorate his contributions to the Pakistani music industry. This documentary shows the struggles Shaukat Ali faced throughout his career and also includes some of his past performances .
Shaukat Ali was also awarded the Pride of Performance award in 1990 by the President of Pakistan.