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Siddiq Ismail (born February 10, 1954, Karachi, Pakistan) is a Hamd and Naat reciter of Pakistan for his devoted 50 years of services in the field of religious Hamd and Naat recitation on Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan. He belongs to the Memon community. His parents migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947 after the partition of British India. He started his career at the age of 6 at a local 'Masjid Badami' situated at Old Town, Karachi. He suffered from the polio disease at an early age and became physically handicapped in his legs . In 1960, He joined Radio Pakistan Program Bachon ki Dunya. It was the first program he participated in as a child. Since then he has been selected regularly for Hamd - Naat recitation on various radio and TV shows in Pakistan.
He is among those persons that participated in the maiden transmission of Pakistan Television - Karachi Center in 1969. He was given responsibility to recite Hamd and Naat at its first live transmission. In his professional career, he has been given the title 'King of Recitation' by his affectionate followers in Pakistan.
He is a living legend representing soft and positive image of Pakistan with melodious recitation of religious Naats and Hamds. He is a widely respected figure and is invited to most socio-religious TV events and shows in the country and abroad.
He has recited thousands of Hamds and Naats in different spoken languages, written and understood in Pakistan including Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Hindi, Saraiki, Sindhi, Pashto, Purbi and other local languages.
His career is enriched with achievements and awards internationally and nationally including being on the list of '500 Influential Muslims'.
He was included among 100 Top Muslim Vocalists list at the 7th rank by Independent Muslim Trust, South Africa, in 1980.
Government of Pakistan had conferred upon Siddiq Ismail (Naat Khawan) the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award among a list of
many other people that also would be awarded their own awards for the year 2012.
He was also awarded Pride of Performance in 1985 by the President of Pakistan.
Famous Hamd / Naats
- La Illaha Illallah haq La Ilaha IllAllah
- Allahuma Sale Ala Syeddna Wa Moulana Mohammadin
- Madinay Ka Safar Hai
- Noori Mehfil Pe Chadar
- Chamak Tujh se Paatay
- Mujhko Taiba Mai Bula lo
- Sab se Ala O Ala Hamara Nabi
- Haqiqat mai who Lutfe Zindagi
- Jisay Chaha dar pe bula liya
- Meri Arzo Mohammed Meri Justugo Madina
- Mustafa Jaan e Rehmat pe Lakhon Salam
- Zameeno o Zamman tumhare liye
- Ya RasoolAllah Tere dar ki fizaon ko Salam
- Yai Naat e Mustafa Ka Moajaza ha
- Dua hai zindagani yun basar ho
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