Today marks the 69th birth anniversary of the Qawwali maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Born in Faisalabad, Khan was the fifth child of musician, vocalist and Qawwal, Fateh Ali Khan.
Going against his father’s will, who wanted him to be a doctor, Khan extended the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family and is widely credited for introducing Sufi music to international audiences.Considered one of the greatest singers ever recorded, Khan possessed a six-octave vocal range and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.Known as ‘Shahenshah e Qawwali’ that means ‘The King of Kings of Qawwali’, Khan having to his name a total of 125 albums, holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artist.Remembering the legend on his birth anniversary, here’s a rehash of some of the maestro’s works.
‘Wohi Khuda Hai’
‘Haq Ali Maula’
‘Kisay Da Yaar Naa Vichray’
‘Tumhein Dillagi Bhooljani Parraygi’
‘Ali Maula Ali Dum Dum’
‘Mere Rashk e Qamar’
‘Dulhay Ka Sehra Suhana Lagta Hai’