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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Introduction and Early Life:

One of the greatest voices ever recorded, Pakistani Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan possessed a beautiful voice and an extraordinarily wide range. Often referred to as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, he was one of the progenitors of world music whose legendary performances could last over three hours. Khan attracted a wide global audience and became one of Real World’s top acts. He recorded more than 50 albums, which today are considered Qawwali classics.

Career and Musical Achievements:

Awards and Accolades:

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan won numerous awards and accolades in his lifetime, and has been posthumously awarded many more. Some of them include the UNESCO Music Prize, Grand Prix des Amériques, and the President of Pakistan’s Award for Pride of Performance. In 2005, Khan was honored with the “Legends” award at the UK Asian Music Awards. Time magazine named him one of the greatest Asian artists and thinkers in their 2006 cover story titled “60 Years of Asian Heroes”.

Personal Life:

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan married his first cousin, Naheed, in 1979. They had one daughter, Nida.

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