Sufi Icon Remembered

15 year death anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Posted: 22.08.12
Sufi Icon Remembered

Last week marked 15 years since the death of one of the best-loved sufi singers in the world, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The popular music artist is still in the Guiness Book of World Records for having recorded more Qawwali songs than anyone else. 

Khan was a bi-ligual performer who could sing in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Braj Bhasha and Persian. Many of his tracks appeared in Pakistani and Bollywood films. His music was recognised all over the world and he gained prominence in Western music including an album with Peter Gabriel and performing a song on the soundtrack to the Julia Roberts movie Eat Pray Love.
He passed away on August 16th 1997, in London at the age of 48, after suffering from a long-term illness.

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