An internationally acclaimed Pakistani musician, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is one of the greatest voices ever recorded. Still after 20 years of his death, he is reigning over many hearts. He is the best and favorite singer of many, not only in Pakistan but also on international level.
Nusrat was born on October 13, 1948 in Faisalabad in a family that belongs to Music for the past 6 centuries. But this was only NFAK who was honored with the name Shahenshah-e-Qawwali and also included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan started his career by learning the “Tabla” before moving on to vocals. Khan, throughout his career, had great understanding with many national international singers such as Alam Lohar, the Noor Jehan, and various other Pakistani and Indian singers.
Following his father’s death, Nusrat continued to study the recordings of his father and uncles, using them as a springboard from which to develop his own style. And within just a few years he established himself as the outstanding Qawwal of his generation.
Shortly before his death, he composed music for three Bollywood films, which includes the film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, in which he also sang for “Koi Jaane Koi Na Jaane” on-screen with the lead pair, and “Zindagi Jhoom Kar”; He also composed music for Kartoos, where he sang for “Ishq Da Rutba”, and “Bahaa Na Aansoo”, alongside Udit Narayan.
Till now after 20 years of his death, his powerful and expressive singing is alive in every heart. He has great remarkable stamina and melodic creativity.
The king of qawwali died at the age of 48 on August 16, 1997 leaving a legacy of over 125 albums.
Most of Nusrat’s songs including, Allah Hoo Allah Hoo and Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai have been remixed and produced again. But there will be no match of his vocals.