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Renowned Folk Singer Shaukat Ali Reportedly dies

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Legendary Singer of Pakistan passed away.

This is coming few days after his son on a video message released on Thursday requested fans to pray for the recovery of his father who is undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore.

“I would request the entire nation to pray for Shaukat Ali who is critically ill”.

Ali said that the Pakistan army is treating his father on the special directives of Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, adding that he is also thankful to Major General Babar Iftikhar, the Director-General of Inter-Service Public Relations”.

The singer had been suffering from a liver disorder.

Born into an artistic family of Gujrat. He started his career by singing film songs in the 60s. He enjoyed a distinguished status in Punjabi folk songs, national songs and ghazals.

His most song famous song was ‘Jag Utha Hai Sara Watan’.

Shaukat has also been known for his war-time patriotic songs such as Saathion Mujahidon Jaag Utha Hai Sara Watan and Apna Quaid Aik Hai among many others, had been unwell for the past several years.

The Ghazal maestro is one of the most prolific artists of the Pakistani music industry, with a singing career spanning five decades.

He is also a recipient of the Pride of Performance award.

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