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Shafqat Amanat Ali performs live in concert for SOS

Shafqat Amanat Ali
Shafqat Amanat Ali

On 14 May 2011, the internationally acclaimed artist Shafqat Amanat Ali will perform live in London in a concert to raise funds for SOS Children’s work with orphaned and abandoned children in Pakistan.

Shafqat Amanat Ali is a well-known classical singer who has performed across the world, recently travelling to Dubai, the United States, India and now the UK. Following in the footsteps of the great singing stars in his family, he is the son of the late Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and the brother of Asad Amanat Ali Khan. Well known in Bollywood for his uniquely soulful voice, he was awarded the President’s Pride of Performance in 2007 and recently received a nomination for the 2011 Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

SOS Children is proud to announce that Shafqat Amanat Ali will be travelling to London to perform at a large fundraising dinner organised by the Pakistan Supporters' Group. Shafqat and his troupe have kindly waived their fees for the concert in order to maximise the funds raised through ticket sales, which will be used specifically for SOS Children’s work in Pakistan. SOS Children is very close to Shafqat’s heart. He says "I am honoured to be performing for SOS Children, which brings hope and joy to so many children who would not have had a future without the care and nurturing that SOS provides for them."

SOS Children has been working in Pakistan since 1977, and currently have eight SOS Children's Villages in the country, providing a new home for over 1,200 children. A further four Villages are currently under construction. Thousands more children and their families are supported in their local communities, through SOS Schools, Social Centres, and Medical Centres. SOS Children also played a leading role in providing Emergency Relief following the 2010 flooding, funding the distribution of 100,000 food parcels, as well as medicines and tents to the people of Pakistan worst affected by the disaster.