Published On: Sun, Mar 20th, 2016

‘Deeply hurt’ Shafqat Amanat Ali offers apology to fans


KOLKATA: Shafqat Amanat Ali, Pakistani renowned singer, Sunday claimed a few audio and technical glitches during his national anthem singing in Eden Gardens stadium may have sounded like lyrical errors.

“I admit that there were a few audio and technical glitches that may have sounded like lyrical errors and I will surely apologise for not being able to win your praises this time, but assure you I had by no means “forgotten” our beloved Qaumi Tarana,” Shafqat wrote on his verified Twitter account.

Shafqat and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan were present in Eden Gardens to sing their respective national anthems before the high-voltage Pakistan-India clash.

However, the Pakistani singer failed to keep up with the lyrics of the national anthem, drawing criticism and outrage from fans across the country.

The singer has since apologised for his performance, saying that he was ‘deeply hurt’ by the little faith that Pakistanis showed in him.


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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