NUSFRAT ALI KHAN

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan; 13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist, musician and music director primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music. Widely regarded as the greatest sufi singer in the Urdu language and the South Asia’s greatest qawwali singer, 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 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.

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