Who is Waqar Khan, Singer/Composer from Kashmir Valley

Waqar Khan is one of the most underrated singers, Composers from Jammu and Kashmir Valley, he is famous for his beautiful voice, Waqar khan has successfully established himself among the best artists of Jammu and Kashmir.

Date of BirthAugust, 1995
Place of BirthKarnah, Kupwara
ProfessionSinging, Composing
EducationBachelors from BGSB University
AchievementsGold Medalist

His euphonious voice and humble stage presence have made him one of the most loved singers and performers of Jammu and Kashmir. His expansive exploration, mindful attention to the convoluted details both in terms of the notes and expression, makes his singing reasonably scrumptious.

Coming from a distant border area of Karnah, Waqar khan has successfully established himself among the best artists of Jammu and Kashmir.

 Khan did his early schooling from police public school Srinagar, later got admission to BGSBU Rajouri to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree;

furthermore this young and talented singer is also brilliant in studies. He had ranked first in his bachelor and secured University gold medal for himself.

Meanwhile, Being famously recognized as the masters of mellifluous melodies that have lasting value and charm, Waqar Khan has developed into a knockout of songsters, one whose voice can craft any tune into a soulful song. His singing and vocal magic can be well-defined as astonishing, prevailing, and breathtaking.

Waqar showed an inclination towards music at a very early stage; Khan was always aspired to be a vocalist. However, the positive and promising feedbacks he attained from his friends and fellows further enhanced his self-assurance, and he started contributing and taking part in different singing contests and events, subsequently performing at his concerned institutions and several other competitive events, he kept himself drifted towards the passion of music and singing. He also sang and performed at different intercollegiate events and many state-level competitions like “Choona hai aasmaan,” “Kashmir Idol,” “Anmol Rattan” etc. and always came up with overwhelming victories.

The Valley has seen a surge in a new breed of young singers and musicians, who are successfully mixing folk music and poetry with modern melody (fusion).

Poetry and music has always been soul of Kashmir. This place has a centuries-old heritage and cultural legacy of both these aesthetic genres. Poetry and music are co-related, one can’t see either of the two in isolation.

The 25-year-old Khan sings in Urdu, Punjabi, Pahadi, and Kashmiri languages. He has, undoubtedly, proven himself as an exceptional talent. His Pahari songs are equally popular in both parts of the divided Kashmir, while his fascinating voice and command over the notes and expressions of Urdu Gazals have made him famous in and outside Kashmir.

Waqar Khan is also known as ‘Kashmir’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’ for resurrecting some famous songs such as ‘Kali Kali Zulfon …’ of the legendary Pakistani singer. However, his popularity in his tribe is mostly because of his talent for intermingling Pahari folks with modern compositions, something which has never been done by anyone before him.

One of his Pahari songs ‘Tussi Nikka Nikka Hasde ho’ is famed here as well as in Pakistani Administered Kashmir, where a good number of Waqar’s relatives dwell.

Besides winning several singing competitions across the country, Waqar Khan, along with other five singers, has also represented India in “Ethno India”, an international workshop on music in 2015.

“Participating in such a great musical event was one of the wonderful moments in my professional career, so far,” he told.

Songs by Waqar Khan

  • Gham Kha Geya | Pahadi Song | Waqar Khan
  • SaadGi To Hamari Zara Dekhiye |Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan| Waqar Khan
  • Kaali Kaali Zulfou ke | Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan | Waqar Khan
  • Dil-e-umeed |Waqar Khan | Ghazal | Asif Ali Santoo

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