LAHORE – Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the famous vocalist known as the Emperor of Qawwali and who gave the music business a new voice, died 26 years ago.

He ushered in a new era of art music, and the power of his voice can be found on 125 albums, as well as in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The king of qawwali was skilled in all genres of music, including qawwali, song, ghazal, and classical singing.

He performed innumerable songs for domestic films, and his music was replicated in adjacent countries as well, and world-renowned artists regarded working with him an honor.

He has numerous fans in Pakistan, but his tunes are so popular that listeners are obliged to sway.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s health deteriorated day by day as a result of his constant labor; he died of a heart attack in London on August 16, 1997, yet his deep voice and mystical manner of singing kept him alive in the hearts of his followers.

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