16 Facts About Nusrat Fateh Ali

1. Nusrat Fateh Ali worked with a number of internationally recognized figures in popular and art music.

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2. In 1964, when Nusrat Fateh Ali was just 16 years old his father tragically died.

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3. Nusrat Fateh Ali should at least respect my religious songs.

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4. Nusrat Fateh Ali performed qawwali, which means wise or philosophical utterance, as nobody else of his generation did.

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5. Nusrat Fateh Ali appeared on NPR's 50 great voices list in 2010.

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6. Nusrat Fateh Ali's is survived by their daughter Nida Khan.

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7. Nusrat Fateh Ali died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospital on 16 August 1997, aged 48.

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8. Nusrat Fateh Ali died very shortly prior to the movie's release.

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9. Nusrat Fateh Ali performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York in 1989, earning him admiration from the American audience.

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10. Nusrat Fateh Ali performed in Paris in 1985 and 1988.

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11. Nusrat Fateh Ali began by learning the tabla before moving on to vocals.

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12. Nusrat Fateh Ali had his heart set on Nusrat choosing a much more respectable career path and becoming a doctor or engineer because he felt Qawwali artists had low social status.

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13. Nusrat Fateh Ali was the fifth child and first son of Fateh Ali Khan, a musicologist, vocalist, instrumentalist, and qawwal.

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14. Nusrat Fateh Ali toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.

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15. Nusrat Fateh Ali was signed by Oriental Star Agencies, Birmingham, England in the early 1980s.

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16. Nusrat Fateh Ali became the head of the family qawwali party in 1971.

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