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Acclaimed Vocalist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan honored with lifetime achievement award

By: Kamran Khamiso Khowaja

KARACHI: Acclaimed Vocalist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was honored with lifetime achievement Award followed by honorary membership of the arts council of Pakistan at a ceremony in the Juan Elia lawn of Pakistan Arts Council Karachi.
The President of the Arts council Mr. Ahmed Shah in his address admired the efforts of Rahat and told how he struggled to achieve peerless fame and success in his career.
Mr. Shah Said that Rahat was the first who had been honored with the award by the arts council adding that before him this award was given to Zia Moeudeen, Anwer Maqsood, Iftikhar Arif, and Amar Jaleel. He also shed light on the career of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
In his speech the Chief guest at the ceremony Sindh,s Minister for Culture Syed Sardar Ali Shah Said that; He was feeling honored to be with illustrious figures of the Music and entertainment industry.
” Rahat Fateh Ali Khan carried the legacy of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who created an allure by the fusion of classic and folk music; said he said.
Rahat kept his speech brief and praised the work of Anwer Maqsood and said that he had dedicated all his achievements to his country and thanked the Pakistan Arts council for honoring him with the award. He also paid tribute to the late Amjad Sabri on the occasion. The audience at the event gave him a standing ovation when he was receiving the award.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan enthralled the audience through his mesmerizing voice by singing MERA IMAN PAKISTAN” and AJ RANG HAI”.

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