LAHORE (Dunya News) – The 68th birth anniversary of world renowned Pakistani musician and Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being observed today (Thursday).
The legend Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13â 1948 in Faisalabad. He was the fifth child and first son of Fateh Ali Khan, a musician, vocalist, instrumentalist, and Qawwal.
He was a singer of Qawwali and considered one of the greatest singers ever recorded; he possessed a six-octave vocal range and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.
Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his familyâ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is widely credited with introducing Sufi music to international audiences. He was popularly known as Shahenshah-e-Qawwaliâ meaning The King of Kings of Qawwali.
According to the Guinness Book of World Recordsâ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artist-a total of 125 albums as of 2001.
Khan was taken ill with kidney and liver failure on August 11â 1997 in London. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospitalâ Londonâ on Saturdayâ August 16â 1997 at the age of 48.
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