Hunza, December 27: Master folk musician, Ustad Kalb-e-Ali, famously known as Ustad Kalu, has passed away at the age of 85. He was a renowned player of traditional Shehnayi (Surinay) and flute (Tutek).
He adopted the trade of music from his father, during the times when Hunza was a state under the control of British Raj.
During his life time, Ustad Kalu performed at important regional, national and international occasions, winning accolades from those in presence.
The man who spread happiness through the barrel of a flute and Shehnayi is no more, but his music will always remain.
Thousands attended the funeral of Ustad Kalb Ali despite cold weather in Hunza valley.
Progressive Youth Front (PYF), in a press statement, has said that the death of Ustad Kalb Ali (Kalu) is a great loss for the region. PYF is planning to organize a reference in memory of Ustad Kalu, to pay tributes to his cultural services.