Internet search giant Google paid tribute to legendary Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 67th birthday through Google Doodle. The doodle can be viewed by Google users in six countries. The doodle has an animated picture of the ‘Afreen Afreen’ singer on the Google logo, where he is sitting and singing a qawwali and his team members are playing musical instruments.
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, one of the greatest singers of in the genre of qawwali, became famous globally in his short life.
He was born on October 13, 1948, and died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 49 on August 16, 1997.
It is said that 40 days after his father passed way, Nusrat delivered his first public performance. He was just 16 that time. His father was also a qawwali singer.
Nusrat is known for his long performances and is largely responsible for the fusion ‘world music’. He took his musical heritage and collaborated with countless musicians and toured extensively, and was responsible for making the world familiar with the magic of the mystical qawwali tunes.