ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (APP):Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal Khan on Tuesday enthralled audience here at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed, other senior officials of Lok Virsa and a large number of music lovers attended the musical show at Lok Virsa Media center.
Executive Director Lok Virsa in her welcome remarks appreciated the Gwalior Gharana of music, saying that Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal Khan is one of the proud member of Gwalior Gharana.
Ejaz Tawakkal said that it is an honor to be in Lok Virsa for performance, saying that his Gharana was serving the country musical industry since long and proud to represent his Gwalior Gharana in today evening.
Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal Khan presented famous classical songs and got big applause from the audience.
Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal Khan belongs to the Gwalior Gharana of music which is considered one of the oldest ‘khayal gharanas’ and one to which most classical musicians of the sub-continent can trace their origins and style. It is said that the rise of the Gwalior Gharana dates back to the time of Moghul Emperor Akbar.
Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal Khan, who is also a poet, drew inspiration from the singing of his grandfather Khan Sahib Tawakkal Hussain Khan and learned classical music from his uncle, Ustad Ashiq HussainHashmi.
His father Ustab Munir Hussain Tawakkal was also an accomplished vocalist. He lives in Bahawalpur but remains on the move giving performances, both in Pakistan and India. He is the recipient of several awards including Faiz Ahmed Faiz Award, Bulekha Award and also the UAE Award.