The Legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Has Been Named One Of Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers Of All Time


    Although the legendary qawwali singer and musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been gone for quite some time, his well acclaimed music continues to be widely popular. Rolling Stone included NFAK on its list of the 200 “best singers of all time,” recognising the renowned performer’s place in music history.

    The same article that dubbed him “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali” also called him “an icon in the field of Qawwali, whose family’s musical tradition dates back hundreds of years.”

    The American publication went on to praise the singer’s international appeal. “During the 1980s, when he started touring internationally and recording for Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, his music quickly gained international attention. Madonna, Eddie Vedder (who duetted with him on the Dead Man Walking album), Jeff Buckley (who called the singer “my Elvis” and learned Urdu to properly cover him), and many more renowned people were among his many followers “Article by the Rolling Stones.

    Ultimately, the magazine referred to a well-known quote from Khan that was reportedly given to an interviewer the year before his death, 1996. “When I sing, I sing from the depth of my heart,” the citation said.


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