Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
1948 - 1997
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  Pakistani Composer

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First Name Nusrat
Middle Name Fateh Ali
Last Name Khan
Alternative Name Nfak, Khan Saheb, Shahenshah-e-Qawwali Legendary Singer, Khan Sahib, Shahenshah-e-Qawwali
Age 48 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th October, 1948
Birthplace Faisalabad, Pakistan
Died 16th August, 1997
Place of Death London, England
Buried Jhang Road Graveyard, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Muslim
Ethnicity Asian/Indian
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Text Musician
Occupation Composer
Music Genre (Text) Qawwali, Ghazal, Fusion, Classical, Folk, World, sufi, Punjabi
Year(s) Active 1965–1997, 1965–1995, 1965'“1997, 1964 – 1997
Instrument (text) Vocals, Harmonium, Tabla
Record Label Real World, OSA, EMI, Virgin Records
Associated Acts Eddie Vedder, Peter Gabriel, Michael Brook, A. R. Rahman, Asha Bhosle, Javed Akhtar, Lata Mangeshkar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Bally Sagoo, Rizwan-Muazzam, Noor Jehan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan; 13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist, musician, composer and music director primarily a singer of qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music. He is considered to be the greatest Sufi singer in the Punjabi and Urdu language, and World's greatest qawwali singer ever; he is often referred to as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali" (the King of Kings of Qawwali). He was described as the 4th greatest singer of all time by LA Weekly in 2016. He was known for his vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. He belonged to the Qawwal Bacchon Gharana (Delhi gharana) extending the 600-year old qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing qawwali music to international audiences.

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m.warisNov 17, 2013

i like nusrat very much.nusrat was a great singer

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