Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal to perform in Lok Virsa tomorrow


ISLAMABAD, Jan 1 (APP):Renowned classical folk singer Ustad Ejaz Tawakkal Khan would perform at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Tuesday.
An official of Lok Virsa told APP that he will be mesmerizing us with ‘raag madhuri’, ‘rajeshwari’, thumri, mishar dace’ and ‘raag darbari’.
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 Hussain Hashmi.
His father Ustad 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.