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Oxford University honours Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with lifetime achievement award

Latest Update: July 13, 2016 | 217 Views

Famed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was presented a lifetime achievement award by Oxford University.

Currently on a tour of the United Kingdom, Khan was invited by the university to the Holy Hall academy where he received the award.

The singer took to Twitter to express his gratitude.

“#honoured to receive #award from Oxford University. The fusion project students were amazing,” he tweeted.

Khan was given a tour of the museum and an old music room was also opened for him to view.

He performed with singers from the institute and also with the fusion project. The singer complimented the music group’s talent.

Fusion project comprises of a group of students who wish to revive Indian classical art and make it accessible.

The group recently released a mash-up of Eddie Vedder’s Hard Sun and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Allah Hoo. The song was a tribute to Rahat’s uncle and internationally acclaimed singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the first Pakistani to have received this honour which has previously been awarded to Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan.


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