Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13, 1948, in Lyallpur, Pakistan. He learned qawwali, a type of Muslim devotional music, from his father.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was also known as “ Shehansha of Qawwali ”, meaning “King of Qawwali”.
In 1966, (At the age of 16), he sang qawwali for the first time publically and by the ‘70s had established himself as the best of his generation. He went on to tour internationally, contribute to soundtracks. He died on August 16, 1997, in London, England.
Today We are Celebrating Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s 67th Birthday.
Today Google is celebrating Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s birthday with doddle.
Here is what “The News” Reported:
“Search engine giant Google celebrated the 67th birthday of legendary Pakistani singer and musician late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by making a doodle of the legend.
The Google Doodle of Tuesday October 13 has been a dedication to the iconic Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birth anniversary.
The famous Pakistani musician primarily a singer of Qawwali was born to a family of musicians in Faisalabad Pakistan on October 13 1948.
Thanks to his legendary voice Khan helped bring world music to the world.
To celebrate his 67th birthday let s just listen said google in a message placed on its website.
Imagine an entire genre of music rooted in antiquity that lies hidden to most of the world. Its traditions stretch back 700 years yet few know it exists. Its beautiful melodies dip and soar. But no one is around to listen the messages adds.
Such was the state of Qawwali in a not so distant past. Then came Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who opened the world s ears to the rich hypnotic sounds of the Sufis. Born to a musical family Khan brought Qawwali from modest origins to international attention.
He collaborated with and influenced countless musicians. And his endurance was astounding some performances could last as long as ten hours it added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan his short life become the world s greatest singer of Qawwali a boisterous and passionate music of mystical Islam.
Extending the 600 year old Qawwali tradition of his family Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences.
He toured extensively performing in over 40 countries and died on August 16 1997.
Google doubled the celebration of the famous musician by making a doodle of him people in Pakistan appreciated this initiative by the Google.”
Sources: The News, Bio.