Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Born 13 October 1948(1948-10-13)
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Died August 16, 1997(1997-08-16) (aged 48)
London, England
Genres Qawwali, Ghazal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocalist, harmonium
Years active 1965–1997

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu: نصرت فتح على خاں, October 13, 1948August 16, 1997), was a Pakistani musician. He was a singer of qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition in Islam). In 2006, Time magazine included him in their list of "Asian Heroes'.

Traditionally, qawwali is a performing art which is passed down with in the family. Nusrat's family has been performing qawwali for the last 600 years. Among other honorary titles given to him, Nusrat was called Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, meaning The Emperor of Qawwali.