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Abdullah Niazi Qawwal Wikipedia
Abdullah Niazi Qawwal (born 1960) (Urdu: عبداللہ نیازی قوال) is a Pakistani Qawwal. He belongs to the Qawwal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Dehli. He is the eldest son of Manzoor Niazi Qawwal. Abdullah Niazi was one of the Principal Qawwals in Manzoor Niazi Qawwal's party and after the death of Manzoor Niazi Qawwal, he led a Qawwal Group formed with his brothers. In 2015, he branched out with his sons supporting him. His performance style is steeped in Amir Khusro's Kalaam (verses) and has a rigorous classicism. Abdullah Niazi carries the qawwali performance with a command and virtuosity rarely found in contemporary Qawwals capturing Khusro's poetry and its musical emotionality in all its subtlety and intensity. Abdullah Niazi Qawwal performs various genres of qawwali music such as Thumri, Khayal, Tarana, Sufism, and Classical. His grandfather was Mir Qutub Bukhsh who was awarded the title of Tanras Khan by the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. Tanras Khan was also the tutor in music and court musician of this emperor.
Abdullah Niazi Qawwal learned Qawwali from his late father Manzoor Niazi Qawwal and his late uncle Bahauddin Qawwal.
Abdullah Niazi with his three sons Waqas Ahmed, Saad Ahmed, and Fahad Ahmed are now promoting their family's traditional music. They Have Performed in the South Africa, United States, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and many others.
Abdullah Niazi Qawwal has released many CDs/VCDs and Audio Cassettes. He also Recorded Qawwali.s on ARY Qtv channel and on Pakistan Television Corporation channel. He also recorded qawwali's in abroad. He record qawwali's in South Africa's Radio Lotus in 1989, Oslo Television in 1991, and in Door Darshan of India. Abdullah Niazi Qawwal also worked with Komal Rizvi in her video song Jhoolay Lal which was released by HMV India in 2013.
Abdullah Niazi Qawwal are popular for their performances and they also have received many awards.