Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Born on 13 October 1948, he is considered as one of the greatest voices ever recorded. Possessing an extraordinary range of vocal abilities, he could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family with almost 30 albums, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences. Popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", his instruments of choice were Harmonium and Tabla and he took over the musical throne in 1971, setting the standard so high that till date, no one could reach it. Earning countless accolades and infinte awards on his life span of 47 years, NFAK left us on August 16, 1997 due to kidney and liver failure followed by Cardiac arrest. He may be gone but his music is alive and thriving all across the globe.

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