Inayat Hussain Bhatti

INAYAT HUSSAIN BHATTI was a multidimensional icon of Pakistan. His body of work includes contributions as a singer, actor, producer, director, columnist, social worker religious scholar and a protagonist of the development of Punjabi language and literature.Inayat Hussain Bhatti was born in Gujrat on 12 January 1928, the son of Fazal Ellahi Bhatti, a Bhatti Muslim Rajput , who was a prominent social worker in Gujrat. He attended public high school and later graduated from Zamindar College, Gujrat. During the early phases of his life, Inayat hussain bhatti enjoyed his association with two persons, both from Gujrat. they were Syed Ijaz Hussain Gilani, a practising lawyer, whose abrasive interest in fine arts, especially music and drama, won him the appreciation of a large number of music buffs and connoisseurs, and Mr. Asghar Hayat Jaura, a well known Kabbadi player from Gujrat with whom Bhatti sahib shared many common interests. The late artiste from Mohalla Fattupura, Gujrat, spend several formative years of his life in the company of these individuals in Gujrat and Lahore. He became interested in the lives and works of the Sufi saints and the poetry of Waris Shah, Bulleh Shah, Baba Farid, Mian Muhammad Bakhsh since his early college days, Mainly because of his association with the said two persons.

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