Google is today honoring the legendary Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birthday by displaying his Doodle on Google’s homepage for Pakistan and India.
Google’s Doodle shows the iconic singer sitting in front of a microphone and singing while surrounded by his band.
Born on October 13, 1948 , Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician, who is known for modernizing the 600 years old traditional sufi music, also known as Qawwali, with modern musical instruments and tools. By doing so, Ustaad Nusrat introduced Qawwali Music to international audience and gained global fame across the continents.
He is popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwali”.
Along side, Khan also released movie scores and albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan, and in the US.
Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan collaborated with various Western artists to release divine sufi musical tales. He toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.
He died on August 16, 1997 due to a sudden cardiac arrest in London at the age of 48.