the rugged capital of a land-locked nation Afghanistan, Was
blessed with another inhabitant in 1931. His name was Hafizullah.
received his early education in his native city .his special
aptitude towards music became
at the young age of seven, making him a fixture of all culture-
related activities of his
the movement of time and training, the Radio Afghanistan
authorities invited hafizullah at age nineteen.
with devotion, he chose to become a student of a well-known
Maestro of the indo-Pakistan region, Salamat Ali Khan.Ustad
Salamat had a multi faceted Personality .he was a living legend in
classical singing; he was a gifted teacher also. So hafiz learned
the intricacies of singing from one of the best sources. He was
able to marvel in two Areas specially: ghazal & thumry.
with his able teacher’s blessings and teachings, hafiz Started
leaving an impact of his own personality. His knowledge was deep,
and his techniques were varied. So the music lovers started
referring to him as Ustad Khyal and not just Hafizullah Khyal.
well-traveled artist, Ustad Khyal has performed in a number of
places In India and Pakistan, e.g. bhopal, Calcutta, Bombay,
Delhi, Karachi, Lahore, Lucknow and Madras. He has won hearts by
performing in Bulgaria, china, Iran, Iraq, Japan, England, France
Germany, north Korea, Poland, Russia and the former
was declared the best singer of the eight- nation music-theater
workshop held by UNISCO in 1976, he is also a permanent member of
UNISCO`s music department. He has retired from the radio and TV of
Afghanistan as the music Director. He has the singular honor of
having received a medal of honor from Afghanistan’s
king, Zahir Shah.
to Afghanland.com, His
compositions have been sung by almost all of the major singers. To
name a few: Ustad Sarahang , Ustad Shaida , Ustad Yaqub
Qasimi,Ustad Ulyaf Hussain , Ustad Hamaahang , Sharif Ghazal ,
Ahmad Zahir , Rahim Mehryar , Rahim Ghafary , Ahmad Wali, Haider
Salim , Rahim Jahaany , Habib Sharif , Omar Shakeb , Zahir Howaida
, Sarban , Shahrawan , Wahid Zaland , Jawad Ghaziyar , Paikaan ,
Nashenas , Mermon Parween , Ustad Mahwash , Zhilla , Rokhshana ,
Afsana , Nahid , Parastu , Parisa Morsal , Salmaa , Freshta , In
Indo -Pak Region :Farida Khanom , Iqbal Banu , Mohd.Rafi , Mehdi
Hassan and Noor Jahaan.
art has a universal appeal so his audience comes from all ranks of
Currently he performs and teaches in New York City, his newly
Khyal`s singing is a cascade of rejuvenation which instills joy.
professor aimen mamoon (khyal biography)