In Loving Memory Of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was essentially a singer of Qawwali who managed to carve a unique identity across the globe with his powerful voice. He was born on October 13‚ 1948 in Faisalabad to a Punjabi Family.

Khan’s prolonged music career spans over three decades. He achieved a world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artist which is a total of 125 albums. He also traveled over 40 countries to perform.  He mostly sang in Urdu and Punjabi and occasionally in Brajbhasha, Hindi, and Persian.

Our very own Legendry qawwal was bestowed with Pride of Performance by the government of Pakistan in the year 1987 for his contribution to Pakistani music scene. He also received many international and national honorary awards. In 1995, he received the prestigious UNESCO Music Prize. His most famous qawwalis include Dum mustt Qalandar mustt‚ Ali Maula Ali‚ Mera Pia Ghar Aya, Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai and many others.

Khan was taken to London sick with kidney and liver failure on August 11, 1997. He passed away of cardiac arrest on August 16, 1997, while he was on the way to Los Angeles for his kidney transplant.

Fans and celebrities on twitter remember the legend on his 19th death anniversary.

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