Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of qawwali

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu: نصرت فتح على خاں‎, October 13, 1948August 16, 1997), was a Pakistani musician. He was a singer of qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition in Islam). In 2006, Time magazine included him in their list of "Asian Heroes'.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Born(1948-10-13)13 October 1948
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
DiedAugust 16, 1997(1997-08-16) (aged 48)
London, England
GenresQawwali, Ghazal
InstrumentsVocalist, harmonium
Years active1965–1997

Traditionally, qawwali is a performing art which is passed down with in the family. Nusrat's family has been performing qawwali for the last 600 years. Among other honorary titles given to him, Nusrat was called Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, meaning The Emperor of Qawwali.

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