Born on October 13, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan needs no introduction. He is a legend of legends who changed the Pakistani music industry with his soulful music. The King of Qawwali, he is known globally for the tunes he produced and the masterpieces he created. His voice is one of the best voices ever recorded. Many music lovers agree to the fact that without Khan, the genre of Qawwali would not have been the same. In Pakistan, South Asia, and Middle East everyone regards Mr. Khan as an icon.
This year would have been his 71st birthday. Fans all around the world have paid tribute to him by posting his lyrics on social media and by playing his songs. Remembering him today is such a sad moments for many because it brings back memories of his unexpected demise. Nusrat passed away suddenly at the age of 48. He was at the peak of his career and was doing really well when the news of his death shocked many.
Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan may have passed away but his music will forever live in our hearts. His nephew, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has travelled all around the world singing his uncles songs and reviving his memory, continues his legacy. If you are looking to pay tribute to the legend on his 71st birthday, play a song that he wrote and truly understand the meaning of the lyrics. They will transport you to another world.
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