Riyaaz makes all the difference: Shafqat

Well known Pakistani singer, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, who has delivered several Bollywood chart busters,shared hisjourney and gave glimpses of his geniusthrough some of the songs he rendered on the request of Shoolinistudents and faculty during the Yogananda Guru Web Series last week.

Shafqat, who joined the webinar from Pakistan, belongs to the Patiala gharana. Some of his biggest hits in recent times include ‘Mitwa’(Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna), “Ye Hausla” (Dor), “Allah wariyan” (Yaariyan), “Teri jhuki Nazar” (Murder 3), “Zindagi se” (Raaz 3), “Bin tere” (I hate Love Stories) and “Jaane kyun” (Always Kabhi Kabhi).

Besides he has sung for several albums. The highly acclaimed but equally humble singer shared details of his struggle during the webinar hosted by entrepreneur, author and creativity coach, Dr Ashoo Khosla from Abu Dhabi.

He recalled how his initial albums did not do well but he continued to put in hard work through riyaaz (practice) and ultimately got recognition following the release of his album ‘Sagar’.

He was highly impressed by a short video feature made on him by students and staff of Shoolini University.

In a subsequent message, Shafqatsaid he was delighted to interact through the webinar and said he would look forward to visiting the campus one day