Pakistani singing sensation Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was best known for Qawwali songs and was considered as an epitome in his genre. On the occasion of 67th birthday on 13th October, Google Doodle honored the late Pakistani Singer.
Born in Faisalabad, Khan had released a number of albums in his lifetime and are always regarded as alltime hits being performed at several concerts organized globally. The legendary singer was known for his creativity in music, soulful voice and distinct sound endowed him with opportunity to project his remarkable talent at international level. His albums are liked by his fans of different age groups and he gathered a huge catalogue of super hit songs for some of the Bollywood’s biggest superstars such as Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan.
Sufi singer was largely responsible for the fusion of ‘world music and he took his musical heritage of Pakistan and collaborated with countless musicians and he is the only one who made the world familiar with the real magic of the mystical Qawwali tunes and turned this genre as most renowned one. He was also a proud winner of several awards like UNESCO Music Prize and President of Pakistan’s award which were like feathers in his cap. Many songs were also nominated for Grammy Awards. In 1997 at the age of 48, Shahenshah-e-Qawwali died of a cardiac arrest in London, at the peak of his career.
With the intense voice, he had a wide range of singing abilities, here is a compilation of some of his best songs.
The most divine Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song, it will made you feel the existence of God. This unforgettable piece was recorded in 1993, Washington USA and whenever you will hear this song get ready to experience the divinity.
The song written by Mira Bai who was in unconditional love with Lord Krishna, when Nusrat Saahab composed this song, he received huge accolade from Bollywood film industry as well and turning them his fans.
This song has magical touch and when Nusrat Saahab sang this Qawwali first time in an exclusive modern style, within 5 minutes and in one retake without practice, the song became first international hit and tops the list of bet collaborations ever.
Yeh jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai
Now comes the most intoxicating song, Ye Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai. Jeff Buckley once said that this song saved his life and song proved his mettle that he is not just a singer but a phenomenon in himself.
The song has lived for centuries and is going to live for centuries in the heart of his fans.