Nusrat Fateh ali Khan

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Birthday
13, 1948
Birthplace
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Death Date
Aug 16, 1997 (48)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1948
Birthplace
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Death Date
Aug 16, 1997 (48)

About

Pakistani singer who was considered one of the most prominent figures in the history of modern Qawwali music. He was best known to Western audiences for his work on the soundtracks for films like Dead Man Walking and The Last Temptation of Christ.

Before Fame

He began performing publicly at age sixteen and was signed by Oriental Star Agencies in the early 80's.

Trivia

He was included on CNN's list of the twenty most important musicians of the past fifty years in 2010.

Family Life

He married a woman named Naheed in 1979; they had a daughter named Nina.

Associated With

He collaborated with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder on the soundtrack to the film Dead Man Walking.