Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

1948 - 1997

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan; 13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist, musician, composer and music director primarily a singer of qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music. He is considered to be the greatest Sufi singer in the Punjabi and Urdu language, and one of the greatest qawwali singers in history; he is often referred to as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali" (the King of Kings of Qawwali). He was described as the 4th greatest singer of all time by LA Weekly in 2016. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has received more than 5,107,350 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is the 899th most popular singer (down from 895th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 58th in 2019) and the most popular Pakistani Singer.

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Among singers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 899 out of 3,541Before him are Amelita Galli-Curci, Hoagy Carmichael, Sabahudin Kurt, Giuseppe Taddei, Steve Porcaro, and Ann Wilson. After him are LL Cool J, Milka Ternina, Aaron Kwok, Shane MacGowan, Julia Volkova, and Basia.

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Among people born in 1948, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 279Before him are Selda Bağcan, Enrique Vila-Matas, Joaquín Almunia, Sergei Bodrov, José Luis Capón, and Joel Santana. After him are Meir Shalev, Meg Foster, Alexander McCall Smith, Giuseppe Impastato, Sandra Brown, and Mykola Avilov. Among people deceased in 1997, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 162Before him are Shinichi Hoshi, Cahit Arf, Erich Eliskases, Georgy Shonin, Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, and Laurean Rugambwa. After him are James Krüss, Bozorg Alavi, Denver Pyle, Fritz Schär, Corneliu Baba, and Chris Farley.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 57 out of 158Before him are Yash Chopra (1932), Hamida Banu Begum (1527), Shehbaz Sharif (1951), Tariq Ali (1943), Milkha Singh (1935), and Malala Yousafzai (1997). After him are L. K. Advani (1927), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), Amjad Khan (1940), Gulzar (1934), and Farooq Leghari (1940).

Among SINGERS In Pakistan

Among singers born in Pakistan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ranks 1After him are Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902), Shamshad Begum (1919), Abida Parveen (1954), Nazia Hassan (1965), Adnan Sami (1971), Atif Aslam (1983), and Amjad Sabri (1970).