Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Full NamePervez Fateh Ali Khan
Stage NameNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
TitlesUstad, Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, King of Kings of Qawwali
Birth Date13 October 1948
Birth PlaceLyallpur (now Faisalabad), Punjab, Pakistan
Death Date16 August 1997
Net Worth$3 Million approx
Death PlaceLondon, England
Burial PlaceJhang Road Graveyard, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter, Musician, Music Director
GenresClassical, Folk, World, Punjabi
InstrumentsVocals, Harmonium, Tabla
Years Active1964–1997
Record LabelsReal World, OSA, EMI, Virgin Records
SpouseNaheed Nusrat (m. 1979)
ChildrenNida Nusrat
ParentFateh Ali Khan (father)
RelativesRahat Fateh Ali Khan (nephew), Rizwan-Muazzam (nephews’ group)
Musical Career HighlightsIntroduced Qawwali music to international audiences, master of Hindustani classical music
Notable PerformancesPerformed at Royal Albert Hall, toured over 40 countries
First Public PerformanceAge 15, at his father’s chelum
Leadership in QawwaliBecame head of the family qawwali party in 1971
Major Hit“Haq Ali Ali”
Languages SungUrdu, Punjabi, Persian, Braj Bhasha, Hindi
CollaborationsWorked with Western artists, and contributed to movie scores and albums worldwide
Awards and RecognitionDescribed by The New York Times as the greatest Qawwali singer of his generation, and 4th greatest singer of all time by LA Weekly in 2016

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