King of Qawwali: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan being remembered on his 21st death anniversary

One of the many reasons that the people in West remembers Pakistan, legendary qawwal, mastero Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 21st death anniversary is being observed today.


The King of Qawwali died at the age of 48,  0n 16th August leaving behind a unparalleled legacy of 125 recorded albums.

Nusrat was born on October 13, 1948 in Faisalabad and hailed from a family of qawwals.

The great musical legend had his first public performance at the age of 16, at his father’s chehlum and went on to gather world renown with his unmatched voice and musical credentials.

However, his greater achievement in his life was to introduce qawwali to international audience with the fusion of western and eastern music through simple compositions, which would hit the core of heart.

During his lifetime, Nusrat collaborated with several foreign artists, including Eddie Vedder, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Buckley, Michael Brook. He was also included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Most of Nusrat’s songs including, Allah Hoo Allah Hoo and Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai have been remixed and produced again. However, his vocals remain unmatched.


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