Pakistani Celebrities, Trending

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (NFAK), passed away 23 years ago – death anniversary

Today is the 23rd anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in the house of the famous Qawwal Fateh Ali Khan in Faisalabad. He was known in Qawwali and folk music. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was first introduced to the verses sung by other members of the family. “Haq Ali Maula Ali” and “Dum Mast Qalandar Mast Mast” gave him recognition. He made his art a means of propagating Islam and converted countless non-Muslims around the world to Islam.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (NFAK), real name Pervez Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), was a Pakistani vocalist, musician and music director primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music.

Due to new dimensions in music, his fame spread all over the world from Pakistan. His first international masterpiece was Dead Man Walking, released in 1995, followed by another Hollywood film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Music is arranged.


Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan made the whole world a disciple through the spiritual conditions of the art of music. No other musician or singer has achieved as much international fame as he did. He released 125 audio albums, a world record. These albums include “Dum Mast Qalandar Mast”, “Ali Maula Ali”, “Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai”, “Meera Piaghar Aaya”, “Ye jo Halka Halka Suroor ha”, All are made by the Qawali King.


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was suffering from liver and kidney disease and was undergoing treatment at a London hospital where he passed away on August 16, 1997.

The following are known sales of records with songs credited to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, either as a vocalist, composer, or special thanks.