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[Lahore: 13th September 2013]: Naheed Nusrat, wife of internationally acclaimed music legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, succumbed to illness on 13th September 2013 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario. The wife of the late musical maestro had moved to Canada after the demise of her husband and had taken ill since the...
Legendary musician and Qawwali proponent Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan fondly remembered by his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on 16th Death Anniversary [Lahore: 19th August 2013]: Close friends and family, including Pakistan’s leading music artist, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, nephew of internationally acclaimed music legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh...
Artist : Umar Imtiaz
Umar Imtiaz covers the song ‘Ho Javey Jey Pyar’ to pay tribute to the legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan!!
Today is the 61 birthday of world renowned vocalist and musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who gave a new dimension to Qawali by fusing eastern and western musical instruments. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13, 1948 in the city of Faisalabad, Pakistan. He featured in Time magazine’s 2006 list of ‘Asian Heroes’. Khan teamed with Peter Gabriel, Canadian musician Michael Brook, Pearl Jam and lead singer Eddie Vedder in 1995 on two songs for the soundtrack to Dead Man Walking. His album Intoxicated Spirit was nominated for a Grammy award in 1997 for best traditional folk album.We Must give tribute to him.He made our name inÂ foreignÂ countries.
Khan was taken ill with kidney and liver failure on August 11, 1997 in London, England while on the way to Los Angeles in order to receive a kidney transplant. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospital, London, on Saturday, August 16, 1997, aged 48. His body was returned to Faisalabad, Pakistan and his funeral was attended by the public.
Even, After his death, the song “Solemn Prayer”, on which Nusrat provided vocals, was used by Peter Gabriel on his album Up and in the soundtrack to the film Blood Diamond.