Legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan would Rule over our hearts for centuries: ‘’the Qawali King”
-Legendary qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died at the age of 48 on August 16, 1997 leaving a legacy of over 125 albums.Born on October 13, 1948 in Faisalabad and hailed from a family of qawwals. Today we are remembering on his 21st death anniversary as he left behing atreasure of melodies for us to rejoice. As he matured as performer his style of music has changed to more aesthetic and spiritual based. It gave his music a new edge that turns out to be acknowledged by international media as well.He has contributed in various popular films by his best songs.
Started his unending career at the age of 16 has gather immense attention by the people because of his unmatchable voice credentials.
Known as Shahenshah-e-Qawwali meaning ‘The King of Qawwali’, Nusrat is widely attributed with introducing qawwali music to international audiences.
Nusrat collaborated with several foreign artists, including Eddie Vedder, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Buckley, Michael Brook. Furthermore,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 by various talented artists but his incomparable voice cannot be replaced.
His qawali were not only enjoyed by the Muslims but foreigners as well even though they couldn’t understand the words but still managed to melt their hearts by spiritual feelings in those lyrics.