16th death anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan today


The 16th death anniversary of the legendary Pakistani qawwali maestro, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is being observed today (Friday).


Born in Faisalabad on 13 October 1948, Nusrat, whose fans elevated him to the status of shahenshah-e-qawwali, passed away at the age of 48.


Even after so many years of his passing‚ his music continues to inspire audiences around the world.


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan made his indelible mark on the musical scene of Pakistan and then his artistic influence made way to the western world.


He also did music projects with India music composer A R Rehman and film lyricist Javed Akhtar.


He reached out to western audiences through his work with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ in 1985.


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