The amazing king of Sufi music is none other than Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who will remain the outstanding and national pride of Pakistan. He is not only a singer, to hear his voice is just like to do meditation, to refresh our mind and soul. No matter how many times you listen to his qawwalis, you will always feel better than the previous time. From his soulful tunes to mesmerizing vocals, he has magical voice and talent. You can listen every song of this man, but Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Qawwalis has no boundaries.
He was born on October 13, 1948, so on his birthday, we must appreciate the awesome work by listening to the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan qawwalis. He was the fifth child of Fateh Ali Khan, who was a Qawwal himself. According to the great singer, his father was against his career of Qawwali and wanted him to choose a ‘respectful’ career.
“He knew it was a hard life and he told me that you have to practice a lot since this is a very demanding profession,” the Qawwali Maestro says, remembering how his father believed that his son did not have the mettle to survive as a Qawwal, due to his own harsh experiences with the 600 year-old art form.
“At a time when there were no radios or televisions, my father walked miles and miles to go and perform his art. In times of absolutely no technological facilities, my father made a lot of sacrifices, worked hard, performed amicably, and made himself known in Pakistan, India, and a lot of the western countries.”
Here is a list of top 12 best Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan qawwalis that will definitely give you goosebumps. Hear it out!