Twenty years have passed since Qawwal Aziz Mian left this mortal world, he made Pakistan recognised all over the world through Qawwali.
The name of Aziz Mian Qawwal is prominent among the Qawwals who presented the true spirit of Qawwali to the world. Aziz Mian Qawwal was born on April 17, 1942, in New Delhi. After the formation of Pakistan, he settled in Lahore with his family.
His name was Abdul Aziz, but he was known as Aziz Mian all over the world. It is said that the word “Mian” was his pet Phrase which later became a part of his name.
This is the story of the uncrowned king of poetry whose 20th death anniversary is being celebrated today. Their unique style and the state of passion and fun in which devotion to their chosen personalities, saints and Sufis is reflected.
Aziz Mian’s voice was very tempestuous and charming. He was called the emperor of Qawwali. Not only in Pakistan but all over the world, the name of Aziz Mian is taken with great respect and esteem.
Aziz Mian started learning Qawwali at the age of ten and continued to be trained in Qawwali till the age of sixteen. He did his MA in Urdu and Arabic from Punjab University.
He opened his eyes in Delhi on April 17, 1942. Aziz Mian was fond of reading. Philosophy and Sufism were his favourite subjects. Those who listened to his speeches would surely acknowledge his knowledge.
He understood and learned the art of Qawwali and its nuances from the famous teacher Abdul Waheed. Aziz Mian was also a poet. Many of the sayings are the result of his imagination and heartfelt devotion. He was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan by the government.
His fame is due to the advent of improvised poems during qawwali.