Today is the 20th death anniversary of the legendary qawwali maestro Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan. The Pakistani legend was a standout amongst the most prestigious Sufi singers in the world — something that can principally be ascribed to his diverse vocal capacities.

Ustad Nusrat Fateh who was primarily an artist of Qawwali‚ was born on October 13‚ 1948 in Faisalabad. He was prevalently known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali". 

In his drawn out music profession, he set out broadly to perform in an extensive variety of countries . 
He made a world record of releasing as many as 125 audio albums as a Qawwal which includes legendary numbers such as Dum mustt Qalandar mustt‚ Ali Maula Ali‚ Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai‚ Mera Pia Ghar Aya and many others.
In 1987, the government of Pakistan honored Pride of Performance on the legendary singer for his contribution to Pakistani music. Two years before his death, he received the prestigious UNESCO Music Prize. He received a number of national and international honorary awards throughout his music career.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died on August 16‚ 1997 due to a cardiac arrest in London.
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