Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of qawwali

Date of Birth: 13-Oct-1948

Place of Birth: Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Date of Death: 16-Aug-1997

Profession: composer, singer, musician, music pedagogue, Storyteller

Nationality: Pakistan

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu/Punjabi: ???? ??? ??? ???), born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist and musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music.
  • Widely considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.
  • He belonged to the Patiala gharana extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences.
  • He is popularly known as "Shehnshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Kings of Qawwali".Born in Faisalabad, Khan had his first public performance at the age of 15, at his father's chelum.
  • He became the head of the family qawwali party in 1971.
  • He was signed by Oriental Star Agencies, Birmingham, England in the early 1980s.
  • Khan went on to release movie scores and albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan and the U.S.
  • He engaged in collaborations and experiments with Western artists, becoming a well-known world music artist.
  • He toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.
  • In addition to popularising Qawwali music, he also had a big impact on contemporary South Asian popular music, including Pakistani pop, Indi-pop and Bollywood music.

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