Remembering A Legend Who Still Lives In Our Heart – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – The name itself is the definition of the person who made the world fall in love with Qawali. He continues to reign over hearts 21 years after death. His music is still played, enjoyed, and remembered by all and serve as a mean of escape.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - The king of qawwali
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He is rightfully known as the “The King of Qawali”. He died on August 16, 1997 at the age of 48  leaving a legacy of over 125 albums. He was 16 when he first mesmerized the crowd and left them awestruck.

Guinness World Record!

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan holds the world record of largest output by a Qawali artist. He dished 125 albums in total that deliver the best performances of an outwordly vocals. Each of his collection was a big hit and won over the population all across the world.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
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Fame That Overcame Regional Barriers!

He was the master of “Sur” and “Taal”. His fandom is not limited to Pakistan. Music is truly the food for souls and it is appreciated by all. Nusrat was able to charm the international audience and they danced to his energetic performances. He collaborated with several foreign artists during his lifetime. The list includes Michael Brook, Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, and Eddie Vedder. Jeff Buckley cited him as his Elvis while Sam Harris (well-known neuroscientist) cited Khan as one of his favorite musicians of all times. Several artists claim that they are inspired and influenced by Nusrat’s soulful track. This opinion is stated by Zayn Malik, Alim Qasimov, A. R. Rahman, Peter Gabriel, and Sheila Chandra.

This is How the World Is Remembering Our Hero!!

Government of Pakistan

Radio Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif

Farhan Saeed

Richa Sharma

Harshdeep Kaur

Strong vocal, soulful music, and energetic performance are the words that define Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Khan, I sometimes wonder if he was alive, Coke Studio would have been LITTT!!!