Google Doodle celebrates Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s 67th birthday!

Tech giant Google’s homepage Google Doodle today celebrates singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s 67th birthday. Born on October 13, 1948, the Pakistani Sufi great mesmerised the world with his devotional singing. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan also has a huge fan following in India and had rendered some songs for Bollywood. His song Afreen Afreen‘s music video had model-actress Lisa Ray in it.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephew Raahat Fateh Ali Khan now sings in Bollywood, but Nusrat has inspired many a Bollywood singer, including Kailash Kher who is known for his Sufi songs.
Nusrat also sang Ghazals and indulged in Jazz Fusion that was appreciated in the music world, but he is mainly known as a singer of Qawwalis and was also a musician. He carried forward his family’s 600-year-old Sufi tradition and was truly a voice of god. Some of his most famous songs include Kinna Sohan Tainu, Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, Dum Mast Kalandar and Afreen Afreen, among many others.
Here’s remembering Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan!

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