Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
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Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
DiedAugust 16, 1997(1997-08-16) (aged 48)
London, England
GenresQawwali, Ghazal
InstrumentsVocalist, harmonium
Years active1965–1997
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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., October 13, 1948August 16, 1997), was a Pakistani musician. He was a singer of qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition in Islam). In 2006, Time magazine included him in their list of "Asian Heroes'.

Traditionally, qawwali is a performing art which is passed down with in the family. Nusrat's family has been performing qawwali for the last 600 years. Among other honorary titles given to him, Nusrat was called Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, meaning The Emperor of Qawwali.

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