Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

1948 - 1997

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu/Punjabi: نصرت فتح علی خان), born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist, musician and music director primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music. Widely considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. He belonged to the Patiala gharana extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has received more than 4,056,647 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 889th most popular singer.

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  • 44

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Among singers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 893 out of 3,001Before him are Anita Hegerland, Sami Yusuf, Ilanit, Roy Eldridge, Minnie Riperton, and Inger Jacobsen. After him are Adrian Belew, Mario Trevi, Miliza Korjus, Jelena Karleuša, Raquel Rastenni, and Kumar Sanu.

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Among people born in 1948, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 269Before him are Hiroshi Sugimoto, Avi Arad, Raúl Reyes, Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Chester Thompson, and Jean-Pierre Monseré. After him are Philip Jackson, Norbert Lammert, László Lovász, Gregory Itzin, Robert Hübner, and Alex Ribeiro. Among people deceased in 1997, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 152Before him are Heikki A. Alikoski, Lars Ahlin, James Krüss, Denver Pyle, Arthur Machado, and Richard Jaeckel. After him are Tony Williams, Tamara Tyshkevich, Laurean Rugambwa, Billy Bremner, Cheddi Jagan, and Ben Hogan.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 58 out of 125Before him are Arif Alvi (1949), Malala Yousafzai (1997), Tariq Ali (1943), Prithviraj Kapoor (1906), Fatima Jinnah (1893), and Dev Anand (1923). After him are Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Ibn Warraq (1946), Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), Farooq Leghari (1940), Gulzar (1934), and Muhammad Khan Junejo (1932).

Among SINGERS In Pakistan

Among singers born in Pakistan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 1After him are Shamshad Begum (1919), Abida Parveen (1954), Nazia Hassan (1965), Atif Aslam (1983), and Amjad Sabri (1970).