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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Recites Naat After Getting Degree At Oxford University

The lyrics and composition Rahat decided for the occasion was at least 600 years old.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Recited Naat At New Chapel College of Oxford | propakistani.pk

Famous singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan may now add the prefix “Dr.” to his name after receiving an honorary doctorate from New Chapel College of Oxford.

He received the degree on Wednesday, June 26.

The singer went on Twitter to deliver the news:


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On such an auspicious occasion, where many would prefer to promote their own productions, Rahat opted to pay tribute to Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) by reciting a beautiful Naat.

The lyrics and the composition he picked for the occasion, as he told, were some 600 years old.

You can listen to the naat here:

The doctorate conferred to Dr. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was in recognition of his services in the promotion of music.

Rahat is an icon who is respected and loved by millions in the country and around the globe. Oxford had previously named a music rehearsal hall after the legend.

Carrying On Nusrat’s Legacy

Rahat, one of the nephew’s of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, started his career as a Qawwal and took on the legacy of his legendary uncle.

He was a well-known vocalist in the music industry, but shot to worldwide fame with his famous playback song “Mann Ki Lagan” for an Indian movie “Paap.” Now, the maestro has hundreds of playback songs and dozens of music albums to his credit.


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Written by Raza Rizvi

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