Artist: Zulfi Khan

  A musical journey that began a decade ago for Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan, has finally found its destination in Allah Teri Shaan, a devotional album brought out under the aegis of DRecords. The 39-year-old Zulfiqar, Zulfi to his friends and fans, shows the same passion to music as his Ustad Abdul Aziz, grandson of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan of the Patiala gharana. Coming from a family of lawyers, Zulfiqar actually wanted to be a pilot but his love for music prevailed. He learnt the Rajasthani folk, Mand, and being a passionate listener never missed an opportunity to listen and learn qawwalis and ghazals. Counting Mehndi Hassan and Jagjit Singh as his idols, he has a perfect sense of Indian classical music all thanks to his flawless training under the guidance of his Ustad. For somebody who’s a musician by default, Zulfiqar has an impressive list of performances in India and abroad to his name. For instance, he has performed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and also for the President of Mauritius at Hotel Mansingh at Jaipur besides, several live shows in Dubai and Singapore. Always encouraged by his family especially by his elder brother to follow his heart, Allah Teri Shaan is a dream come true. Giving full credit to patron Daler Mehndi for making it possible for him, Zulfiqar always wanted his debut album to be a devotional one, be it hymns, gurbani, kirtan or qawwali. Though Mehndi and his DRecords had a ghazal album in mind, God willed it otherwise. So enamoured were the company with the soulful rendition of the tuneful devotional songs that they decided to kick start Zulfiqar’s glorious musical journey with Allah Teri Shaan. And it couldn’t have come at a better time than the sacred month of Id-ul-Zuha. An offering to Allah that comes straight from heart, Allah Teri Shaan is destined to touch the right chords in you!