The iconic maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan gave not only the sub-continent but the world some of the best compositions in qawwalis and songs that defy constraints of time and space.
Setting the bar at the highest for those aspiring for greatness in this industry, his Sufi mystic compositions as well as romantic songs were not only popularized in the region, but the world over, giving a fresh identity to this art of poetry and music. His velvety soft voice belted out some of the most powerful compositions of all time.
Celebrating the unequaled artist and his undying legacy on his 19th death anniversary this year, we bring to you some of the musical genius’s best:
1. Wohi Khuda Hai
Recounting God’s bounties and blessings, this powerful composition will leave you in awe of His splendor and the beauty of the mortal’s voice.
2. Dam Mast Qalandar
This fast-beat qawwali is sure to make your soul want to dance in joy and ecstasy.
3. Allah Hoo
Surely one of the all-time favourites, this Hamd shines with the singer’s love for God.
4. Aap Bethe Hain Balin Pe Mere
A qawwali for the beloved, the poetry in this composition is intense and piercing.
5.Kamli Wale Muhammad
Recited in beautiful Punjabi, Kamli Wale Muhammad is a soft gentle rendition.