Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Artist Birtday : 13/10/1948 (Age 48)
Born In : Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation(s) : Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer
Genres : Qawwali, Ghazal, Sufi, Classical, Folk, World

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu/Punjabi: نصرت فتح علی خان), born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist and musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music.[1] Widely considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, 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. He is popularly known as “Shehnsha-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwali”.