The 20th death anniversary of the legendary singer and qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being observed on Wednesday.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in Faisalabad on 13th October 1948. The great singer and musician died at the age of 48 on 16th August 1997.
The government of Pakistan bestowed Pride of Performance on the legendary singer in 1987 for his contribution to Pakistani music.
He was also honored with the prestigious UNESCO Music Prize. The music maestro released as many as 25 Qawwali albums.
His massive hit Dam Mast Qalandar became household anthems.
The legendary singer was not only popular in Pakistan but also in rest of the world. He sang predominantly in the Islamic devotional style known as Qawwali.