Tuesday marks the 19th dying anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, sometimes called ‘voice from heaven’ and ‘Qawwali king’.
Well-known for his catchy tunes and introduction of conventional Qawwali style music to the fashionable viewers, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948. His voice and music really defied the restriction of borders, a purpose why he was equally fashionable in Indo-Pak subcontinent and internationally.
Ustaad Nusrat debuted in his wonderful profession of music with conventional Qawwalis. He gained worldwide consideration and fame via the World Music and Dance Pageant after which, the magic of his voice transcended all boundaries.
Ustaad Nusrat additionally sang nationwide track like Mera Inaam Pakistan and likewise grew to become the voice of Kashmiris via his heartfelt track Janay Kab Hongay Kam to spotlight the atrocities dedicated in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. These are the classics folks nonetheless relate to right this moment and can proceed to take action in years to return.
The music maestro acquired unprecedented love and recognition in India as properly the place a number of music producers together with Anu Malik stole his preliminary works. However later, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was invited in India to sing and produce music for Bollywood.
He collaborated with artists like Javed Akhtar, Lata Mungeshkar, Asha Bhosle and AR Rehman on varied initiatives. His contributions to Bollywood are Koi Jane Koi Na Jane for Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya movie, Saya Bhi Saath Jab Chhod Jaye for Sunny Deol starrer Dillagi and Dulhe Ka Sehra from the movie Dhadkan.
A number of the awards he gained are Delight of Efficiency Award by President of Pakistan, UNESCO Music Prize, Grand Prix des Ameriques at Montreal World Movie Pageant and Arts and Tradition Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Tradition Prizes. The awards and honours he gained posthumously are the “Legends” award on the UK Asian Music Awards, Time journal s “60 Years of Asian Heroes”, NPR’s 50 Nice Voices listing, CNN’s listing of twenty most iconic musicians and 14th place in UGO’s listing of the very best singers of all time.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died on the age of 48 on August 16, 1997 resulting from kidney failure, leaving followers worldwide shocked. A sense expressed very properly by Khan sahib in one other considered one of his Qawwalis:
The music maestro launched as many as 25 Qawwali albums which earned him a number of awards and honours. His huge hit Haq Ali Ali and Dam Mast Qalandar grew to become family anthems, one thing that grew to become Ustaad’s introduction for years to return.
Different fashionable information embody Akhiyan Udeek Diyan, Yaar Na Wichray, Mera Piya Ghar Aya and Meri Zindagi. Amongst his many Sufi songs, Wohi Khuda Hay remained outstanding as a spirituality-sparking track for the years to return.