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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Lyallpur, Punjab, Pakistan [now Faisalabad, Pakistan]
Died in London, England, UK  (cardiac arrest)
Nickname Khan Sahib

Mini Bio (1)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13, 1948 in Lyallpur, Punjab, Pakistan. He was married to Naheed Nusrat. He died on August 16, 1997 in London, England.

Spouse (1)

Naheed Nusrat (? - 16 August 1997) ( his death)

Trivia (6)

Holds the world's record (verified by the Guinness Book of World Records) for the biggest recording output by a Qawwali artist (a total of 125 albums of recorded music).
Brother of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and uncle of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
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.
His family have been musicans and singers of Qawwali (Islamic devotional music) for six centuries. Nusrat's father, himself a singer, died in 1964 when Nusrat was about 16. His father had wanted his son to become a doctor because Qawwali is a very challenging style to learn. Ten days after his father's death, Nusrat had a dream where his father came to him and told him to sing, touching his throat. Nusrat woke up singing, and gave his first public performance at his father's funeral ceremony forty days later.
A song of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was used in the film Mohabbat. When Akshaye and Madhuri meet in the rain.
A song of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was first used in Yash Chopra film Nakhuda. It was filmed on actor Yunez Parvez.

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