It is a usual that any of art lover from around the world honours a real artist; however, as we are moving towards modernity and tech-led life, our software-programs do participate in our celebrations. Shocked! If you don’t believe, let you open the Google and see how it is paying honour to great Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan on his 67th birthday.
The Big-G has a system to manifest the memorable events and persons etc. through using its Doodle where it portrays the particular thing, which is to mark. Now, for the birthday of the legendary Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, the internet company has sketches NFAK’s typical style of singing Qawali.
The Shahanshah-e-Qawali (King of Qawali) had not only enjoyed a great following during his peak eras (80s and 90s), he has also been given tribute and his compositions are still adopting even after 18 years of his death.
He was born on today – October 13 – one year after the Independence of Pakistan – 1948 – in the then Lail Pur today’s Faisalabad in a family of Qawwals whose lineage went back six centuries.
As far as his career and becoming a legend is concerned, Khan himself narrated the dream that had changed his life:
“My father [the Qawali singer Ustad Fateh Ali Khan] died in 1964, and ten days later, I dreamed that he came to me and asked me to sing. I said I could not, but he told me to try. He touched my throat, I started to sing, and then I woke up singing. I had dreamed that my first live performance would be at my father’s chilla [funeral ceremony], where we would all sit together again and read prayers from the Holy Quran and so on. On the fortieth day after his death, we held the ceremony, and I performed for the very first time.” The rest is history, as he became King of Kings of Qawali and it was he who brought in a new style of singing.
Here is one of his famous Qawalis: