Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's death anniversary today

The 14th death anniversary of the legendary qawwali maestro is today.


Express August 16, 2011

Today (Tuesday) is the 14th death anniversary of the legendary qawwali maestro, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

The soul-touching singer continues to inspire audiences around the world, even after his death.

Nusrat, whose fans elevated him to the status of shahenshah-e-qawwali, passed away at the age of 48.

His specialty was his modernised qawwali - a mystical genre of music. He blended eastern and western musical instruments.

Fateh’s family had an unbroken tradition of performing qawwali, spreading over generations.

Fateh made his indelible mark on the musical scene of Pakistan and then his artistic influence made way to the western world.

He also did music projects with India music composer A R Rehman and film lyricist Javed Akhtar.

He reached out to western audiences through his work with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ in 1985.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Fateh holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a qawwali artist.

COMMENTS (11)

abdul quddus tabassum | 10 years ago | Reply

a true muslim sufi legend singer all over the world.

abdul quddus tabassum | 10 years ago | Reply

a true sufi singer in muslim world and all over the world.

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