Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

(born 19 August 1951), known professionally as Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi also known as Lala (meaning “elder brother” in Pashto and Punjabi), is a Pakistani musician from Isakhelevi, Mianwali, Punjab. He is considered as one of the most formidable Classical Folk Singers to have emerged from South Asia.

The Government of Pakistan awarded him the Sitara-e-Imtiaz on 23 March 2019 and he also got the Pride of Performance Award in 1991.

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