Badar Miandad

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Badar Miandad Khan (17 February 1962 – 2 March 2007), also known as Badar Ali Khan, was a Pakistani qawwali singer. He released several albums in Pakistan. Several albums were also released under UK and Indian labels.

Badar Miandad Khan
Birth nameBadar Ali Khan
Also known asBadar Miandad Khan
Born17 February 1960[1]
Pak Pattan, Pakistan
Died2 March 2007(2007-03-02) (aged 47)[1]
Lahore, Pakistan
GenresQawwali, Ghazal
Years active1974–2005[1]

Early life and careerEdit

Ustad Badar Miandad was born in 1960 in a noted family of qawwals in Pak Pattan. His father Ustad Miandad and grandfather Ustad Din Muhammad Qawwal were reputed qawwals in Punjabi language. He was a cousin and brother-in-law of the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[1][2]

Badar Miandad started his qawwali career in 1975, and by the mid 1980s, he had earned some fame. He composed the music for Bollywood films, including Virod, starring Salman Khan.[1] He also composed the music for several Pakistani films, including Chupkay Chupkay, Lahoria, Ibrat, But Shikan (1994 film) and Jannat Ki Talash (1999 film) which won the Nigar Award for Best Film of 1999.

Popular qawwalisEdit

  • Awwal Hamd Sana-e-Ilahi Jo Maalik Har Har Da – Kalaam lyrics by the famous 19th century Sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh (1830–1907)
  • Aimay Panj Wailay Marnan Ae Pheray, Maseeton Teinun Ki Labhna – Kalaam lyrics by another 18th century Sufi poet Bulleh Shah
  • Dam Dam Hussain Maula Hussain[1][2]
  • Jashan-e-Aamad-e-Rasool[1][2]
  • Tu Nahi Tay Tairiyan Yaadan Sahi[1]
  • Ganj Shakar, Walian Da Raja[2]
  • Husan Walo Khuda Kay Liy Chordo, Aashiquon Ko Jalana Boorri Baat Hai
  • Ban Ja Malang Ghaus Da

Like his famous cousin, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Badar Miandad Khan experimented with qawwali remix projects, in which traditional qawwali lyrics were performed to non-traditional instruments and contemporary beats. Working with producer/arranger/composer Suresh "Baba" Varma, Badar produced a best-selling qawwali fusion album, Good Karma 1.

Khan's Qawwali "Raataan Kaaliyaan / Black Night" was featured on famous American TV show Breaking Bad's Season 3 Episode 7.


Badar Miandad died on 2 March 2007 in Lahore due to a heart attack at age 47, after two years of cardiac trouble, complications from diabetes and blood pressure problems. A few months ago, he was also struck by paralysis. He had been bed-ridden for the last two years and had quit singing qawwali one year ago.[1]

His younger brother Sher Miandad who also is a well-known qawwali singer told newspaper reporters, after his death, that he had suffered a heart attack five years ago and then suffered another fatal heart attack again on 2 March 2007, when he died.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Qawwal Badar Miandad passes away". Dawn (newspaper). 3 March 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d (Sumaira FH) Qawwal 'Badar Miandad' Remembered On His Death Anniversary website, Retrieved 6 June 2021

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