Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Profession: Singer & Music composer

Brother of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan

Father of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Fateh Ali Khan

Wife/Spouse of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Naheed Nusrat

Favourite Food(s) of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Seekh Kabab, Biriyani, Butter Chicken

Favourite Musician(s) of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Fateh Ali Khan, Alam Lohar, Noor Jehan

Information about Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

His father wanted him to become a doctor or an engineer as the profession of Qawwali artists had not given a reputed social status at that time.  In the year 1992, he was invited as a visiting artist in the Department of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington.  He gave his first performance as the leader of Qawwali Party in a music festival, Jashn-e-Baharan, which was organised by Radio Pakistan in Islamabad.  In 1948, after the partition of India, his family moved from Basti Sheikh in Jalandhar, Punjab to Faisalabad in Punjab, Pakistan.  Did Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan smoke?: Not Known  Did Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan drink alcohol?: No  The successive generations of his family have been following the traditional qawwali singing for more than 600 years.  He had started with learning the Tabla from his father, but after his father's death, he had switched to vocal music, and recieved its training from his paternal uncles Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan.  In 1971, after the death of his uncle, Mubarak Ali Khan, he was appointed as the successive leader of his family Qawwali Party named as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan-Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan & Party. 

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