Pakistani Showbiz

Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi on what makes him the common man’s artist


LAHORE: Apart from the depression of thruways, the other consistent buddies of Pakistani truck drivers are the lilting tunes of none of other than society symbol Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi. His peers came, tried different things with the class and went yet Attaullah stood firm, never to trade off on his unique item and strategies. A long time transformed into decades and this Mianwali-conceived vocalist with his swashbuckler mustache, kameez shalwar and shawl on one shoulder turned into the blurb kid for conventional Pakistani music.

The vocalist, who is soon to praise his brilliant celebration in the business, has no disgrace in conceding that he is and dependably was the normal man’s craftsman. “I am a vocalist of the individuals who are in torment. Like a voice of the voiceless,” he tells The Express Tribune in a restrictive discussion.

Attaullah takes pride in the way that a whole era grew up murmuring to his tunes. “It is a honor for me that truck drivers paint my photos on their vehicles. Human enduring has been a steady subject in my work and this is the reason it is refreshing in far flung zones of the nation.”

Neither time nor any wellbeing concerns come in the method for the man who is affectionately called Lala. “I have been singing for more than 50 years and will keep on doing so till my final gasp,” he keeps up.

The meaning of a people vocalist for the Pride of Performance beneficiary is somewhat diverse. “A society craftsman is more than only a vocalist. He is a standard-carrier of society and conventions and qualities,” he says. Attaullah feels that this association with history ought to additionally appear in their music.

Like each other delicate craftsman of the nation, Attaullah too is bothered by the business’ present situation. “Our music is no more the same. Rather than helping us unwind it is really giving us pressure,” he laughs, including, “And the catastrophe is this is the thing that offers on TV.” The way that quality work of yesteryears is additionally not any more circulated for open utilization is startling for him.

A craftsman who doles out scores of studio collections consistently, Attaullah hasn’t precisely been discharging music for some time. “Things have changed. Various recording organizations close down in the most recent decade and the pattern of celebrations is likewise kicking the bucket on account of the security circumstance,” he murmurs. “In spite of the fact that we do sing at private get-togethers however I am not that sort of an entertainer. We are what we are a result of these celebrations.”

Then again, he has, previously, loaned his voice to various film tunes. Starting late, he hasn’t precisely been included with the film business. “I beyond any doubt will sing in future if a decent open door emerges. I trust new-age Pakistani silver screen takes off to more noteworthy statures,” he says.

In spite of the fact that he once in a while shows up, Attaullah offered into Rohail Hyatt’s request and highlighted on Coke Studio’s fourth season to belt out hits like Pyaar Naal and Ni Oothaan Waale. He trusts the show is an incredible stage to recognize, perceive and advance neighborhood ability. “They had approached me to sing for them this year however I needed to decay the offer due to earlier duties,” he says, including, “Yet I will without a doubt sing for them in future!”

To date, he says, Attaullah has recorded more than 50,000 tunes. While he has motivation to trust that he is “still youthful and vigorous”, Attaullah is as of now setting up the cutting edge to assume control over the mantle. “My child Sanwal Khan Esakhelvi is additionally seeking after a profession in music.” For craftsmen like these, carrying on the legacy is a noteworthy concern; clearly no Patiala Gharana veteran, for example, would need a demise metal player in the family. For Attaullah, that is not a worry. “I will be cheerful in the event that he takes after my style yet in the event that he needs to sing light music and individuals like that, then he can beyond any doubt proceed. He has my favors.”

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