Intezar Hussain was born in 1980 to a musical family; his father, Master Mohd. Shafi, a composer and violinist and his uncle, Qamar Allah Ditta, a master guitar player. Intezar’s formal training as a vocalist began at the age of 12 under the tutelage of Ustad Iliyas Hussain Khan of the Patiala Gharana. After this he became a student of the great maestro Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chaurasi Gharana. Intezar has performed in both private and public forums such as the All Pakistan Music Conference and Sampurna. He is well known for his ghazal and thumri renditions on tv and radio. Currently he is a faculty member at the Arts Council of Pakistan and was previously a faculty member at the National Academy of Performing Arts where he also collaborated with international artists and performed with musicians from the University of Austin in Texas. We are very proud to have him as a Music Instructor in the Khawaja Mashooqullah Music Room at Habib University.