The world misplaced the King of Qawwali, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, on August 16, 1997 but it surely by no means forgot him. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest had additionally suffered from liver and kidney points for a while earlier than he handed away on the age of 48. Even at present, the musician’s timeless qawwalis are remembered and cherished and he stays within the hearts of Pakistani music lovers.
From ‘Halka Halka Suroor’ to ‘Piya Ghar Aaya’, Khan’s melodies are a deal with for anybody who loves qawwali. Nearly two and a half many years after his loss of life, folks nonetheless keep in mind the icon on social media, together with his nephew and singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and actor Shaan Shahid.
Each took to Twitter to precise their ideas on the 25th anniversary of his loss of life. The ‘Main Tenu’ singer wrote, “You had touched countless lives in your lifetime and even after your death, you live through your music and your family legacy. You will always be missed!”
Shahid referred to as him “true ambassador of Pakistan” and stated his voice and information was God gifted.
Netizens have additionally provided prayers and phrases of appreciation for the late qawwal. This consumer shared that he nonetheless listens to his music because it connects with him in a approach no different artist can.
“25 years ago today we lost one of musical history’s greatest voices,” a consumer wrote.
One other labelled him because the grasp of qawwali and stated August 16 is the day the “music died”.
For this consumer, Khan was the “source of light in the often dark history of Pakistan.”
One other wrote that the qawwal is likely one of the most interesting musicians and nobody sooner or later might examine.
This consumer remembered the time when he used to hearken to the legend’s work on VHS tapes and made a small prayer for him.
Love for Khan’s work goes past borders as a lot of his qawwalis have additionally made it to Bollywood. His profession began off when he was solely 16 years previous and ever for the reason that singer contributed to the musical phrase along with his distinctive voice. He’s usually given the title Shahenshah-e-Qawwali and in his life he carried out at venues internationally.