Blessed with a remarkable stage-presence Tauseef Akhtar naturally draws the listener to his sweet timbre and a soulful yet melodious voice. Born in a family of learned musicians and knowledgeable scholars of Urdu language and poetry, Tauseef was brought up under the careful eye and strict tutelage of his able father Janab Akhtar Azad Saheb – a critic par excellence and a connoisseur of Urdu Shayari, Ghazals and flawless diction.