Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan : A Short Glimpse from his Life

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a classical and energetic greatest world music artist and musician Pakistani superstar. He was a saint and humble person that is known as a “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali” (the king of kings of Qawwali). 

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was also a South Asia music director and renowned singer. Khan is such a personality who gave life to Qawwali and amused people by his voice.

Nusrat Fateh Ali khan introduces him to Sufi music, Islamic music, Hindu music, Jewish music, Christian music, and Buddhist music. Nusrat Fateh had a strong capacity and intensity of singing. He could have the ability to perform for many hours without feeling any boredom. Because of that Nusrat Fateh Ali khan had a passion 0f singing.

 The credit of introducing Qawwali at the international level goes to Nusrat Fateh Ali khan. He kept alive the six hundred old traditions of his beloved family. 

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was known as the fourth greatest fantastic voice singer in the world. By his good luck, he has such a voice that enhances the interest of listeners. In his life, Nusrat Fateh recorded 125 Quwwali was not only in Pakistan but also at the international level.

Introduction of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 

Many personalities in this world do not need an introduction. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is one of them.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan real name was Pervez Ali khan. Fateh was famous not only for Quwwali but also for classical, folks, ghazal, Sufi, singings. He loved his works so much that he performed for more than forty years.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s abilities had magic that spread in the public of United States, Pakistan, Europe, Japan, and India. Nusrat Fateh was given the name of Oriental star Agency, England. Not only Nusrat Fateh a singer but also he is a music composer. 

 Early life of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a reverential music and legends of Pakistan. 

He was born on 13 October 1948. Before the partition between Pakistan and India, They were lived in Basti Sheikh in Jalandhar India. After partition, they moved to Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nusrat opened his eyes to a Muslim Punjabi family in Lyallpur, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Lyallpur was the 3rd popular city in Pakistan. 

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s father’s name was Fateh Ali Khan. He was a high classical singer. Fateh Ali Khan died in 1964 when he was only sixteen years old. They are six siblings. He has four old sisters and one younger brother. 

Nusrat Fateh brother name was Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan. He played with the harmonium in Qawwali. Nusrat’s number of siblings was fifth. Nusrat Fateh becomes the one son in Fateh’s family that took interest in Qawwali, musician, and singing.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s father wanted to become a doctor and engineer because the Quwwali profession is very tough to learn, and this profession in this Muslim society and country has low status. 

Like every father, he also wanted that his son should choose an easy, best, and respectable profession to live a successful life. But like the 6 century-old traditions of his family, Nusrat Fateh chooses this profession and becomes a Qawwali artist.

Family and wife of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali has married his first cousin. She was the daughter of Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan wife

His wife named was Naheed Nusrat. She was beautiful and kind-hearted. They have gifted a daughter whose name is Nida

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Career

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh’s career starts when he was 10 years old. Although, he has the feelings and passions of singing from childhood because it was in his veins. He belonged to the house of Quwwali children. This group contains twelve children. Khan can’t ignore it. 

First time in his life, in 1964, he had performed his father’s chelm. Then Nusrat learned the skill from his uncle Salamat Ali Khan, Mubarak Ali Khan, and listen to the recording of his father. 

He gave his first public performance for the annual jash-ne-baharah held by radio Pakistan. This mind-blowing performance was not only presented to the public but also to Ustad Slamaut Ali khan, Amir Ali Khan, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, Roshan Ara Begum, and Ustad Nazakut Ali khan. They all were smiled for the best performance.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan could perform in Urdu, Hindi, Braj, and Persian. 

His first and hit song in Pakistan is Haq Ali Ali. In this song, he used traditional instruments and styles that the public liked much and more.

The Bright career of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Khan Uncle’s Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan trained him for singing. 

In 1971, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performed with his uncle after the death of his Ustad Mubarik Ali. 

As he matured in his profession, he takes qawwali to the top level and makes it spiritual and aesthetic. After the death of Mubarak Ali, he became the leader of the Qawwali family and led it.

In 1985, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performed at (WOMAD) that festival held in London. In 1985 and 1988, Khan performed in Paris. Then Japan requested him and he acted and went to Japan in 1987. There Nusrat performed for a Japanese foundation. 

In 1989 in New York, Khan performed for Brokenly Academy of Music. An American group of onlookers gave him a lot of respect. 

From 1992 to 1993, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a performing guest at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States. Khan got talent where he invited.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Although he got successes in the front of the global world. Nusrat was such a personality that no one can beat him. 

In 1995 he record performance for Dead Men Walking. 

In 1998, he compromised with peter jibrael and works on The Last Temptation of Christ. After that Peter Jibrael gave the chance to mix and improve eastern and western music. They also worked on Masst (1990) and Night Song(1996).

 In 1997, Nusrat Intoxicated Spirit was selected for best world album.

In the Bollywood industry, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan formed music for “Aur Pyar Ho Gya”. He sang songs for “Koe Jany Koe Na Jany”, “Ishq Da Ritba”, “Bahaa na aanso” and another movie “Zidagi Jhoom Kr”. 

Khan’s last performance for the Bollywood movie song was “Iss Shane-e-Karam Ka Kia Kehna”. 

This picture was released after his passing over in 1999. He also sang for Dhardan film “Dulhy Ka Sehra Suhana Lgta Hy”. This Bollywood picture was released in 2000. 

Nusrat Fateh sang “Saya Bhi Sath Jb Chor Jy” for Dil lagi. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan participates in the 50th anniversary of Indian freedom and showing his abilities for “Bndy Mataram”. A R Rehman writes “ALLAH HOO” which sang Nusrat Fateh and spread love in India through singing.

Awards and honors of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a most favorite quwwal ever. People listen to the singer for words or sounds. He is the man who’s listening not only for words but also for words. His sound had magic that compels men to listen to him more and more. Khan spread love through his amazing voice. 

The public also returns love through listening and admired him.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

In 1987, Pakistan’s Government gave him Pride of Pakistan for best in music.

In 1995, UNESCO gave the award to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from music. 

In 1996, Nusrat Khan was got Grand Prix des Americus at Montreal World Film Festival for an amazing and brilliant performance on the silver screen. 

At this time, Fateh granted Arts and Culture prize Of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes. When he sang in Japan, they gave him the title “Singing Buddha”.

In 2005, UK Asia Music granted him the “Legend” award. He took the most genius award for the much more recordings of Qawwali. 

On 6 November 2006, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was posted as a “60 years of Asian Hero”. 

In 2010, he showed hid 50 voices at National Public Radio. Nusrat was registered as best voice men of the year 2008 in UGO’s. 

Khan was incorporated into CNN’s catalog of the twenty popular and renowned performers for the last previous fifty years. 

On the occasion of his father’s bereavement anniversary when he was performed, Nusrat was granted the most respected label of “Ustad”. 

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Tribute by Google

Google is a vast international website that using whole the world. 

On October 13, 2015, it also paid a tribute to Nusrat Fateh on the occasion of his 67th birthday. But also it took a picture on its Web page for Pakistan, Japan, India, and between different countries called him that he is the one man who introduces Sufis. Because of his incredible voice, Khan brought music to the world.

Death of Nusrat Fateh Ali KHAN

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

At the age of forty-eight, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan suffering from liver and kidney problems. 

Even after treatment by top doctors in Pakistan to get rid of this deadly disease, the disease did not recover. The cure is upon the Sunnah of the Prophet and there is a cure for every disease in the world except death.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan started his journey to Los Angeles in London on August 11, 1997, for a kidney transplant to get rid of this disease. 

During the journey, the disease4 intensified. Nusrat Fateh was admitted to Cromwell Hospital London. Doctors in London also failed to provide treatment.   

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan grave

On 16 August 1997, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died from a sudden heart attack at Cromwell hospital. 

Khan’s dead body was brought to Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s relatives buried him in the cemetery on Jhang Road Faisalabad. May Allah Khan’s soul rest in peace Ameen.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan services are unforgettable memories for the people. At the age of forty-eight, khan has imprinted so many memories in people’s minds. That’s why it is impossible to forget. After his death, his wife Nusrat permanently moved to Canada. Like every soul has to perish Begum Nusrat passed away on 13 September 2013 in Ontario, Canada. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had started training with him since childhood and performed for the first time at the age of nine. He is performing to this day. 


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