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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(Urdu/Punjabi: نصرت فتح علی خان‬‎; 13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997) was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.[1] Widely considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded,[2] he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.[3][4][5][6] Extending the 600-year old Qawwali
tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali
music to international audiences.[7] He is popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Qawwali".[8] Born in Faisalabad, Khan had his first public performance at the age of 16, at his father's chelum. He became the head of the family qawwali party in 1971. He was signed by Oriental Star Agencies, Birmingham, England
in the early 1980s. Khan went on to release movie scores and albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan
and the US. He engaged in collaborations and experiments with Western artists, becoming a well-known world music artist. He toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.[9]


1 Biography

1.1 Early life and career 1.2 Later career 1.3 Death

2 Awards and titles 3 Tributes, legacy and influence 4 Films

4.1 Documentaries 4.2 Concert films

5 Discography 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading

Biography[edit] Early life and career[edit] Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
was born in a Punjabi Muslim[10][11] family in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, in 1948, shortly after the partition of India in 1947 during which his family had migrated to Pakistan
from their native city of Jalandhar
in Punjab, British India
British India
(now in Punjab, India). His family originates from Basti Sheikh in Jalandhar. His ancestors learned music and singing there and adopted it as a profession.[12] He was the fifth child and first son of Fateh Ali Khan, a musicologist, vocalist, instrumentalist, and qawwal. Khan's family, which included four older sisters and a younger brother, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, grew up in central Faisalabad. The tradition of qawwali in the family had passed down through successive generations for almost 600 years.[13] Initially, his father did not want Khan to follow the family's vocation. He had his heart set on Nusrat choosing a much more respectable career path and becoming a doctor or engineer because he felt Qawwali
artists had low social status. However, Khan showed such an aptitude for and interest in Qawwali, that his father finally relented.[14] He began by learning the tabla before moving on to vocals.[citation needed] In 1964, Khan's father died, leaving his musical education under the supervision of his paternal uncles, Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan.[citation needed] He is the uncle of singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Nusrat was known as Pervaiz, one day he went to Ghulam-Ghaus-Samdani. That day Ghulam Ghaus Samdani changed his name to Nusrat Fateh Ali. Ghulam Ghaus Samdani also told him that he would become a great singer. In 1971, after the death of his uncle Mubarak Ali Khan, Khan became the official leader of the family Qawwali
party and the party became known as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan & Party. Khan's first public performance as the leader of the Qawwali
party was at a studio recording broadcast as part of an annual music festival organized by Radio Pakistan, known as Jashn-e-Baharan. Khan sang mainly in Urdu
and Punjabi and occasionally in Persian, Braj Bhasha and Hindi. His first major hit in Pakistan
was the song Haq Ali Ali, which was performed in a traditional style and with traditional instrumentation. The song featured restrained use of Khan's sargam improvisations.[15] Later career[edit] In the summer of 1985, Khan performed at the World of Music, Arts
and Dance (WOMAD) festival in London.[16] He performed in Paris in 1985 and 1988. He first visited Japan in 1987, at the invitation of the Japan Foundation. He performed at the 5th Asian Traditional Performing Art Festival in Japan.[17] He also performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York in 1989, earning him admiration from the American audience.[18] Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, throughout his career, had great understanding with many south Asian singers such as the (late) Alam Lohar, the (late) Noor Jehan, and various other Pakistani and Indian singers. In the 1992–93 academic year, Khan was a Visiting Artist in the Ethnomusicology
department at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States.[19] In 1988, Khan teamed with Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
on the soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ, which led to Khan being signed to Gabriel's Real World label. He would go on to release five albums of traditional Qawwali
through Real World, along with the more experimental albums Mustt Mustt
Mustt Mustt
(1990), Night Song (1996), and the posthumous remix album Star Rise (1997).[20] Khan's experimental work for Real World, which featured his collaborations with the Canadian guitarist Michael Brook, spurred on several further collaborations with a number of other Western composers and rock musicians. One of the most noteworthy of these collaborations came in 1995, when Khan grouped with Pearl Jam's lead singer Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
on two songs for the soundtrack to Dead Man Walking. Khan also provided vocals for The Prayer Cycle, which was put together by Jonathan Elias, but died before the tracks could be completed. Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
was brought in to sing with his unfinished vocals. In 2002, Gabriel included Khan's vocals on the posthumously released track "Signal to Noise" on his album Up. Khan's album Intoxicated Spirit was nominated for a Grammy award in 1997 for best traditional folk album. That same year, his album Night Song was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, but lost out to The Chieftains' album Santiago.[21] Khan contributed songs to, and performed in, several Pakistani films. Shortly before his death, he composed music for three Bollywood films, which includes the film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, in which he also sang for "Koi Jaane Koi Na Jaane" onscreen with the lead pair, and "Zindagi Jhoom Kar"; He also composed music for Kartoos, where he sang for "Ishq Da Rutba", and "Bahaa Na Aansoo", alongside Udit Narayan. He died very shortly prior to the movie's release. His final music composition for Bollywood was for the movie, Kachche Dhaage, where he sang in "Iss Shaan-E-Karam Ka Kya Kehna". The movie was released in 1999, two years after his death. It is notable that the two legendary singing sisters of Bollywood, Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
and Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
sang for the songs he composed in his brief stint in Bollywood. He sang "Saya Bhi Saath Jab Chhod Jaye" for Sunny Deol's movie Dillagi. The song was released in 1999, two years after Khan's death. He also sang "Dulhe Ka Sehra" from the Bollywood movie Dhadkan which was released in 2000. Khan contributed the song "Gurus of Peace" to the album Vande Mataram, composed by A. R. Rahman, and released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India's independence. As a posthumous tribute, Rahman later released an album titled Gurus of Peace, which featured "Allah Hoo" by Khan. Rahman's 2007 song "Tere Bina" was also composed as a tribute to Khan.[22] Death[edit] After traveling to London
from his native Pakistan
for treatment for liver and kidney problems, Khan was rushed from the airport to Cromwell Hospital. The singer, who various reports said weighed over 300 pounds, had been seriously ill for several months, according to a spokesperson at his U.S. label, American Recordings.[23] He died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospital, London
on 16 August 1997, aged 48.[24] His body was repatriated to Faisalabad, and his funeral was a public affair. He was buried in Kabootran Wala Qabristan also known as Jhang Road Graveyard on Jhang Road, Faisalabad.Map His wife, Naheed Nusrat, died on 13 September 2013 in Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Naheed had moved to Canada after the death of her husband. She is survived by their daughter Nida Khan.[25][26] Khan's musical legacy is now carried forward by his nephew, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.[27] Awards and titles[edit] Khan is widely considered to be the most important qawwal in history.[28][29] In 1987, he received the President of Pakistan's Award for Pride of Performance for his contribution to Pakistani music.[19][30] In 1995, he received the UNESCO
Music Prize.[31][32] In 1996 he was awarded Grand Prix des Amériques at Montreal World Film Festival for exceptional contribution to the art of cinema.[33] In the same year, Khan received the Arts
and Culture Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes.[34] In Japan, he was also remembered as the Budai or "Singing Buddha".[35] In 2005, Khan received the "Legends" award at the UK Asian Music Awards.[36] Time magazine's issue of 6 November 2006, "60 Years of Asian Heroes", lists him as one of the top 12 artists and thinkers in the last 60 years.[37] He also appeared on NPR's 50 great voices list in 2010.[38] In August 2010 he was included in CNN's list of the twenty most iconic musicians from the past fifty years.[39] In 2008, Khan was listed in 14th position in UGO's list of the best singers of all time.[40] Many honorary titles were bestowed upon Khan during his 25-year music career. He was given the title of Ustad (the master) after performing classical music at a function in Lahore
on his father's death anniversary.[41] Tributes, legacy and influence[edit]

Council's auditorium named after Nusrat

Khan is often credited as one of the progenitors of "world music".[42] Widely acclaimed for his spiritual charisma and distinctive exuberance, he was one of the first and most important artists to popularise Qawwali, then considered an "arcane religious tradition", to Western audiences.[42] His powerful vocal presentations, which could last up to 10 hours, brought forth a craze for his music all over Europe. Alexandra A. Seno of Asiaweek

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's voice was otherworldly. For 25 years, his mystical songs transfixed millions. It was not long enough ... He performed qawwali, which means wise or philosophical utterance, as nobody else of his generation did. His vocal range, talent for improvisation and sheer intensity were unsurpassed.

Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley
cited Khan as a major influence, saying of him "He's my Elvis", and performing the first few minutes of Khan's hit "Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai" (including vocals) at live concerts.[44][45] Many other artists have also cited Khan as an influence, such as Grammy-nominated Pakistani-American Nadia Ali, Zayn Malik,[46] Peter Gabriel,[47] A. R. Rahman,[48] Sheila Chandra,[49] and Alim Qasimov.[50] Author and neuroscientist Sam Harris cited Khan as one of his favourite musicians of all time.[51] Paul Williams picked a concert performance by Khan for inclusion in his 2000 book The 20th Century's Greatest Hits: a 'top-40' list, in which he devotes a chapter each to what he considers the top 40 artistic achievements of the 20th century in any field (including art, movies, music, fiction, non-fiction, science-fiction).[52] The Derek Trucks Band covers Khan's songs on two of their studio albums. Their 2002 album Joyful Noise includes a cover of "Maki Madni", which features a guest performance by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's nephew. 2005's Songlines includes a medley of two of Khan's songs, "Sahib Teri Bandi" and "Maki Madni". This medley first appeared on the band's live album Live at Georgia Theatre, which was released in 2004.[53] In 2004, a tribute band called Brooklyn Qawwali
Party (formerly Brook's Qawwali
Party) was formed in New York City by percussionist Brook Martinez to perform the music of Khan. The 13-piece group still performs mostly instrumental jazz versions of Khan's qawwalis, using the instruments conventionally associated with jazz rather than those associated with qawwali.[54]

Google Doodle
Google Doodle
on Nusrat's 67th Birthday

In 2007, electronic music producer and performer Gaudi, after being granted access to back catalogue recordings from Rehmat Gramophone House (Khan's former label in Pakistan), released an album of entirely new songs composed around existing vocals. The album, 'Dub Qawwali', was released by Six Degrees Records. It received huge critical acclaim internationally, reaching no. 2 in the iTunes US Chart, no. 4 in the UK and was the no. 1 seller in Amazon.com's Electronic Music section for a period. It also earned Gaudi a nomination for the BBC's World Music Awards 2008.[55] On 13 October 2015, Google
celebrated Khan's 67th birthday with a doodle on its homepage for India, Pakistan, Japan among other countries calling him the person "who opened the world's ears to the rich, hypnotic sounds of the Sufis". “Thanks to his legendary voice, Khan helped bring "world music" to the world," said Google.[56][57] In February 2016, a rough mix of song recorded by Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998 called "Circle of the Noose" was leaked to the internet. Guitarist Dave Navarro
Dave Navarro
described the song saying "It's pop in the sense of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, hook. I really love it and we use a loop of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It's really nice. The best way I can describe it is it's like pepped- up '60s folk with '90s ideals, but I would hate to label it as folk because it's not, it moves."[58] Films[edit] Documentaries[edit]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: le dernier prophète (1996). Directed by Jérôme de Missolz. Nusrat has Left the Building... But When? (1997). Directed by Farjad Nabi. (This 20-minute docudrama focuses on Khan's early career.) A Voice from Heaven (1999). Directed by Giuseppe Asaro. New York, NY: Winstar TV & Video. (This 75-minute documentary, available on VHS and DVD, provides an introduction to Khan's life and work.) Samandar Main Samandar (2007). A documentary aired on Geo TV
Geo TV
detailing Khan's career. The King of Qawalli (2009). A short film aired on Dawn News
Dawn News
about Khan's life and career.

Concert films[edit]

The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance (1990). Video 14 (of 30) (South Asia IV). Produced by Ichikawa Katsumori; directed by Nakagawa Kunikiko and Ichihashi Yuji; in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. [Tokyo]: JVC, Victor Company of Japan; Cambridge, Massachusetts: distributed by Rounder Records. Features a studio performance by Khan and Party (two Urdu-language songs: a Hamd, and a Manqabat for Khwaja Mu'inuddin Chishti. Filmed in Tokyo, Japan, 20 September 1987, for Asian Traditional Performing Arts). Nusrat! Live at Meany (1998). Produced by the University of Washington. 87-minute recording of a concert of 23 January 1993 at Meany Hall, University of Washington
University of Washington
in Seattle, during Khan's residency at the ethnomusicology program there. Live in Concert in the UK, (DVD, vols. 1–17) [Khokhar Productions]; recorded between 1983 and 1993 Akhiyan Udeek Diyan (DVD) [Khokhar Productions] Je Tun Rab Nu Manauna (DVD) [Khokhar Productions] Yaadan Vicchre Sajan Diyan Aayiyan (DVD) [Khokhar Productions] Rang-e-Nusrat (DVD, vols. 1–11) [Music Today]; recorded between 1983 and 1993 (same material as the Khokhar Productions) VHS videotapes, vols. 1–21 [Khokhar Productions]; recorded between 1983 and 1993 (same material as the Khokhar Productions)

Luxor Cinema Birmingham (VHS vol. 1, 1979)Khokhar Productions Digbeth
Birmingham (VHS vol. 2, 1983)Khokhar Productions St. Francis Hall Birmingham (VHS vol. 3, 1983)Khokhar Productions Royal Oak Birmingham (VHS vol. 4, 1983)Khokhar Productions Private Mehfil (Wallace Lawley Centre, Lozells Birmingham, November 1983) (VHS vol. 5)Khokhar Productions Private Mehfil (VHS vol. 6, 1983)Khokhar Productions Natraj Cinema Leicester (VHS vol. 7, 1983)Khokhar Productions Live in Southall (VHS vol. 8)Khokhar Productions Live in Bradford (VHS vol. 9, 1983)Khokhar Productions Live in Birmingham (VHS vol. 10, 1985)Khokhar Productions Allah Ditta Hall (VHS vol. 11, 1985)Khokhar Productions Harrow Leisure Centre (VHS vol. 12)Khokhar Productions University of Aston (VHS vol. 13, 1988)Khokhar Productions Aston University (VHS vol. 14, 1988)Khokhar Productions WOMAD Festival Bracknell (VHS vol. 15, 1988)Khokhar Productions Live in Paris (VHS vol. 16, 1988)Khokhar Productions Poplar Civic Centre London
(VHS vol. 17)Khokhar Productions Imperial Hotel Birmingham (VHS vol. 18, 1985)Khokhar Productions Slough Gurdawara (SHABADS) (VHS vol. 19)Khokhar Productions Imran Khan
Imran Khan
Cancer Appeal (VHS vol. 20)Khokhar Productions Town Hall Birmingham (VHS vol. 21, 1993)Khokhar Productions

Discography[edit] Main article: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Year Title Label

1988 In Concert in Paris, Vol 1. Ocora

Shahen-Shah Real World/CEMA

1990 Mustt Mustt (Collaboration with Michael Brook Real World/CEMA

1991 Magic Touch OSA

Shahbaaz RealWorld/CEMA

The Day, the Night, the Dawn, the Dusk Shanachie Records

1992 Devotional Songs Real World

Love Songs EMI

1993 Ilham Audiorec

Traditional Sufi Qawwalis: Live in London, Vol. 2 Navras Records

1994 Pakistan: Vocal Art of the Sufis, Vol 2 – Qawwali JVC

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
& Party Real World

The Last Prophet Real World

Traditional Sufi Qawwalis: Live in London, Vol. 4 Navras Records

1995 Revelation Interra/Intersound

Back to Qawwali Long Distance

1996 In Concert in Paris, Vol. 3–5 Ocora

Qawwali: The Art of the Sufis JVC

Night Song Real World

Dead Man Walking: The Score Columbia/Sony

Intoxicated Spirit Shanachie Records

Mega Star Interra

Bandit Queen Milan Records

The Prophet Speaks M.I.L. Multimedia

Sangam EMI

1997 Live in India RPG

Akhian M.I.L. Multimedia

Live in New York City M.I.L. Multimedia

Farewell Song: Alwadah M.I.L. Multimedia.

In Concert in Paris, Vol 2 Ocora

Oriente/Occidente: Gregorian Chant & Qawwali
Music Materiali Sonori

1998 Allah & The Prophet Ex Works

Star Rise: Remixes EMI

Live at Royal Albert Hall M.I.L. Multimedia

Missives from Allah BCD

Imprint: In Concert (Selections from the concert of 23 January 1993 at Meany Hall, University of Washington
University of Washington
in Seattle, during Khan's residency at their ethnomusicology program.) Hi Horse Records

1999 Peace Omni Parc

Live at Islamabad, Vol 1–2 M.I.L. Multimedia

Passion NYC Music

Visions of Allah Ex Works

Swan Song Narada Productions

2000 Jewel MoviePlay

Live in London, Vol 3 Navras Records

2001 Opus Vanstory

The Final Studio Recordings Legacy/Sony

Pukaar: The Echo Navras Records

The Final Moment Birdman Records

2002 Body and Soul Real World/CEMA

Sufi Qawwalis Arc Music

2004 Allah Hoo Saregama

Aur Pyar Ho Gaya Saregama.

Ishq Da Rutba Saregama

Kartoos Saregama

Main Aur Meri Awargi Saregama

Ye Jo Halka Saregama

2005 Nami Danam JVC

2006 Pukaar: The Echo Navras Records

See also[edit]

List of Pakistani musicians List of Pakistani qawwali singers

Punjab, Pakistan
Punjab, Pakistan
portal Faisalabad
portal Classical music portal Biography portal


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Further reading[edit]

Ahmed Aqil Rubi (1992). Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: A living legend . Words of Wisdom Baud, Pierre-Alain (2008). Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Messenger of Qawwali. Editions Demi-Lune. A biography of Nusrat. Varun Soni (2014). Natural Mystics: The Prophetic Lives of Bob Marley and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Figueroa Press. Depicts Religious aspects of Artists lives, and how they used technology. Baud, Pierre Alain (2015). Nusrat: The Voice of Faith. Harper Collins India. A biography of Nusrat.

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Zainul Abedin
(1958) Hafeez Jalandhri (1958)


Roshan Ara Begum (1960) Sadequain
(1962) Mehdi Ali Mirza (1962) Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum
Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum
(1962) Ustad Allahbaksh (1963) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1965) A.S.M. Qamarul Hasan (1965) Zubaida Agha (1965) Ferdausi Begum (1965) Sharif Khan Poonchwaley (1965) Imtiaz Ali Taj
Imtiaz Ali Taj
(1965) Shakir Ali (1966) Khwaja Moinuddin (1966) Ayat Ali Khan (1966) Ustad Haji Mohammad Sharif (1967) Ustad Munshi Raziuddin (1967) Rafi Peer (1967) Ali Imam (1968) Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (1968) Ustad Amanat Ali Khan(1969) Bade Fateh Ali Khan (1969) Leila Arjumand Banu (1969) Umeed Ali Khan (1969) Mohammad Kibria
Mohammad Kibria


Ismail Gulgee (1970) Farida Khanum
Farida Khanum
(1970) Abul Qasim Mohammad Moslehuddin (1970) Naheed Niazi (1970) Maqbool Ahmed Sabri
Maqbool Ahmed Sabri
(1970) Ustad Gul Mohammad Khan (1971) Munir Sarhadi (1978) Ahmed Pervez (1978) Iqbal Bano
Iqbal Bano
(1978) Ustad Manzoor Ali Khan (1978) Ghulam Farid Sabri (1978) Ibn-e-Insha (1978) Faiz Mohammad Baloch (1979) Anna Molka Ahmed
Anna Molka Ahmed
(1979) Khamiso Khan (1979) Kishwar Sultan (1979) Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (Sitar Nawaz) (1979) Ghulam Ali (1979) Alam Lohar
Alam Lohar
(1979) Mureed Buledi (1979) Misri Khan Jamali (1979) Pathane Khan
Pathane Khan
(1979) Mohammad Azam Chishti (1979) Ashfaq Ahmed
Ashfaq Ahmed


Mohammad Qavi Khan
Qavi Khan
(1980) Ustad Khyal Muhammad
Khyal Muhammad
(1980) Allan Faqir
Allan Faqir
(1980) Sohail Rana
Sohail Rana
(1980) Aazar Zubi (1980) Malika Pukhraj
Malika Pukhraj
(1980) Muhammad Juman (1980) Nasir Jehan (1981) Mansoor Tabish (1981) Qari Syed Ali Sharfuddin Yemni (1981) Nanhe Ali Khan (music performer))(1981) Roohi Bano (1981) Alexander Robert (1981) Mai Bhagi (1981) Uzma Gillani (1982) Qari Ubaidur Rehman (1982) Talat Hussain (1982) Tufail Niazi (1982) Reshma (1982) Arsh Muneer (1983) Ustad Nazar Hussain (1983) Atta Shad (1983) Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi
Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi
(1984) Begum Khursheed Mirza (1984) Abida Parveen
Abida Parveen
(1984) Mohammad Ali (1984) Syed Anwar Hussain, Nafees Raqam (1985) Ustad Chhote Ghulam Ali Khan (1985) Bundu Khan (1985) Mehdi Hasan (1985) Qari Ghulam Rasool (1985) Siddiq Ismail (1985) Abid Ali (1985) Syed Mehmood Ali (1985) Sabiha Khanum (1986) Shahzad Khalil (1986) Suraiya Multanikar (1986) Firdous Jamal (1986) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan(1986) Azhar Lodhi (1986) Ustad Abdul Majeed Dehlvi (1987) Haseena Moin
Haseena Moin
(1987) Aadil Salahuddin (1987) Ghulam Hassan Shaggan (1987) Sain Akhtar Hussain (1987) Qari Izhar Ahmed Thanvi (1987) Shaista Zaid (1988) Mustafa Qureshi (1988) Muzaffar Warsi
Muzaffar Warsi
(1988) Ustad Kabir Khan (1989) Ghulam Ahmed Chishti (1989) Musarrat Nazir
Musarrat Nazir
(1989) Shafi Mohammad Shah (1989) Kamal Ahmed Rizvi (1989) Jameel Bismil (1989) Bushra Ansari
Bushra Ansari
(1989) Ameer Khan (1989) Amjad Hussain (1989) Ustad Salamat Ali Khan (1989) Aziz Mian
Aziz Mian
(1989) Talish (1989) Maharaj Ghulam Hussain Kathak (1989) Mian Shaukat Hussain (1989) Jamil Naqsh (1989)


Salim Nasir (1990) Daud Kamal (1990) Khalid Hameed (1990) Shaukat Ali (1990) Ustad Sadiq Ali Khan Mando (1990) Ustad Hamid Ali Khan (1990) Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (1990) Mushtaq Gazdar (1990) * Ahmed Saeed Nagi (1990) Qari Mohammad Fida (1990) Iftikhar Arif
Iftikhar Arif
(1990) Khursheed Alam known as Gohar Qalam (1991) Khayyam Sarhadi (1991) Attaullah Khan Essa Khailwi
Attaullah Khan Essa Khailwi
(1991) Ata ul Haq Qasmi
Ata ul Haq Qasmi
(1991) Nayyar Ali Dada
Nayyar Ali Dada
(1992) Shakeel (Yousuf Kamal) (1992) Noor Mohammad Lashari (1992) Tariq Aziz (1992) Mustansar Hussain Tarar
Mustansar Hussain Tarar
(1992) Pervez Malik (1992) Jawed Iqbal (1992) Mian Ijazul Hasan (1992) Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (1992) Munir Niazi
Munir Niazi
(1992) Naseem Hijazi (1992) Waheed Qureshi (1993) Ismail Shahid (1993) Saeed Akhtar (1993) Ali Ejaz (1993) S.H. Hashmi (1993) Syed Manzoorul Kaunain (1993) Qari Syed Buzurg Shah Al-Azhari (1993) Agha Nasir (1993) Farooq Qaiser
Farooq Qaiser
(1993) Bashir Mirza
Bashir Mirza
(1994) Ahmad Bashir (1994) Shahid Jalal (1994) Qari Mohammad Younus (1994) Qari Syed Ali Abid Naqvi (1994) Nisar Bazmi (1994) Hamid Ali Bela (1994) Zareena Baloch (1994) Naheed Siddiqui (1994) Shujaat Hashmi (1994) Qateel Shifai (1994) Allah Rakha (sarangi) (1995) Ustad Talib Hussain Khan (1995) Colin David (1995) Shoaib Hashmi (1995) Begum Khursheed Shahid (1995) Khursheed Ahmad (1995) Laila Shahzada (1995) Mashooq Sultan (1996) Safeerullah Lehri (1996) Qari Noor Mohammad (1996) Fatima Surayya Bajia (1996) Sehba Akhtar (1996) Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla (1997) Nadeem Baig (1997) Abdul Hameed (1997) Mumtaz Mirza (1998) Dilawar Figar (1999) Salima Hashmi (1999) Anwar Masood
Anwar Masood
(1999) Anita Ghulam Ali (1999) Zafar Iqbal (poet) (1999)


Jamil Fakhri (2002) Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan
(2002) Askari Mian Irani (2002) Himayat Ali Shair (2002) Shoaib Mansoor (2002) Iftikhar Ahmad (2003) Syed Afzal Hussain (2003) Syed Munawwar Saeed (2003) Abdul Aziz Baloch (2003) Ghulam Mustafa (2003) Majeed Khan (sarangi player) (2003) Moneeza Hashmi (2003) Muhammad Ali Siddiqui (2003) Imdad Hussaini (2003) Yousuf Khan (actor) (2004) Mahtab Akbar Rashdi (2004) Chishty Bin Subh-o-Mujahid (2004) Navid Shahzad (2004) Salahuddin Toofani (2004) S. M. Naqi (2004) Haji Atta Muhammad (2004) Moin Niazi (2004) Shahida Parveen (2004) Tina Sani (2004) Niaz Ahmed (2004) Samiur Rahman (2004) Tariq Rahman (2004) Arfa Karim
Arfa Karim
(2005) Rais Khan
Rais Khan
(2005) Arif Lohar (2005) Saeed Khan Rangeela (2005) Shafqat Tanvir Mirza (2005) Muhammad Mansha Yaad (2005) Shabnam
Shakeel (2005) Tassawar Khanum (2005) Abdul Rauf Rufi (2005) Ustad Badar uz Zaman
Badar uz Zaman
(2006) Ustad Qamar uz Zaman (2006) Zehra Nigah (2006) Naheed Akhtar
Naheed Akhtar
(2007) Shaan (2007) Asad Amanat Ali Khan (2007) Hamid Ali Khan (2007) Faakhir Mehmood (2007) Munnu Bhai (2007) Allah Bukhsh (2008) Munni Begum
Munni Begum
(2008) Akhtar Munir (2008) Gopal Das (2008) Haji Mehr Ali (2008) Haji Sher Ali (2008) Nahid Raza (2008) Gul Bahar Bano (2008) Mujahid Hussain (2008) Late Rasheed Malik (2008) Sultana Siddiqui (2008) Abdul Karim Balouch (2008) Abdul Qadir Junejo (2008) M. Hanif Raza (2008) Nasreen Askari (2008) Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
(2008) Mansoor Rahi (2008) Tari Khan
Tari Khan
(2008) Rasheed Naz (2009) Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan
Shafqat Ali Khan
(2009) Muhammad Younus Khan (2009) Emanuel Philip (2009) Rehana Siddiqui (2009) Shabbir Hussain (2009) Manzoor Hussain (2009) Parveen Nazzar (2009) Javaid Tufail Niazi (2009) Babar Ali Niazi (2009) Hajra Mansoor (2009) Behroze Sabzwari (2009) Obaidullah Baig (2009) Khalifa Muhammad Irshad Beg (2009)* Naseem Sultan (2009) Ghous Bux Brohi (2009) Sahib Dino Mallah (2009) Satish Chandra Anand (2009) Rubeena Malik (2009) Badar Munir
Badar Munir
(2009) Muhammad Gul (2009) Mehnaz Hyat (2009) Abdul Qadir (2009) Ghayyur Akhtar
Ghayyur Akhtar


Masarrat Misbah (2010) Rabia Zuberi (2010) Zulfiqar Ali (2010) Habib-ur-Rehman (2011) Khan Tehsil (2011) Abdul Rahim Nagori (2011) S. Amjad Bukhari (2011) S. B. John (2011) S.H. Qasim Jalali (2011) Samina Ahmad (2011) Sohail Ahmed (2011) Ustad Hussain Bukhsh Gullu (2011) Khalid Ahmad (2011) Ustad Muhammad Alam (2011) Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan (Late) (2011) Wazir Afzal (2011) Zafar Kazmi (Late) (2011) Moin Akhter
Moin Akhter
(2011) Saira Kazmi (2012) Mohsin Gillani (2012) Noman Ijaz (2012) Saba Hameed
Saba Hameed
(2012) Javed Sheikh (2012) Meera (2012) Rahat Naveed Masud (2012) Lutfullah Khan (2012) Tahira Syed (2013) Muhammad Ajmal Khan (2013) Alamgir (2013) Shahida Mini (2013) Naghma
(2013) Shahid Abdullah (2014) Ustad Shafiquz Zaman Khan (2014) Aurangzeb Leghari (2014) Nazir Leghari
Nazir Leghari
(2014) Ayub Khawar (2014) Sarmad Khoosat (2017)

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Awards from Nigar Awards



Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1965) (for 1965 war-time national songs) Sohail Hashmi (1966) (for film 'Jaan Pehchaan') Master Rufi (1966) (for film 'Lori') Allauddin (1966) (for film Badnaam) Sabiha Khanum (1967) (for film 'Devar Bhabi') Anwar Hussain (1967) (for film 'Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah')


Kamal (1968) (for film 'Behan Bhai') Rani (1968) (for film 'Mera ghar meri jannat') Babu Jugnu (1968) (for film Mera ghar meri jannat) Shabnam
(1969) (for film Andaleeb) A. J. Kardar (1969) (for film 'Qasam us waqt ki') Habib Wali Mohammad (1970) (for singing 'Aashian jal gaya') Ajmal (1970) (for film 'Heer Ranjha') Deeba (1970) (for film 'Sajna Door Daya')


Firdous (1971) (for film 'Aansu') Aalia (1971) (for film 'Mastana Mahi') Sultan Rahi
Sultan Rahi
(1971) (for film 'Babul') Munawar Zarif
Munawar Zarif
(1971) (for film 'Ishq Deewana') Rangeela (1972) (for film 'Meri Zindagi hai naghma') Akhlaq Ahmed (1974) (for singing 'Sawan Aayae Sawan jaayae') Sabiha Khanum (1975) (for film 'Ek gunah aur sahi') Babra Sharif (1975) (for film Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat) Ghulam Mohiuddin (1975) (for film Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat)


Roohi Bano (1976) (for film 'Insaan aur Farishta') Sangeeta (1976) (for film 'Society Girl') Alamgir (1977) (for singing in Aaina) Shahzeb (1977) (for film Aaina) Mumtaz (1978) (for film 'Haider Ali') Ghulam Mohiuddin (1978) (for film 'Mutthi bhar chaawal')


Ashar (1979) (for film 'Aag') Nazir Chan (1979) (for film 'Miss Hong Kong') Diana Kristina (1980) (for film 'Bandish') Faisal Rehman (1980) (for film 'Nahin abhi nahin') Master Khurram (1981) (for film 'Qurbani') Rangeela (1982) (for film 'Naukar tay malik') Master Shahbaz (1983) (for film 'Kabhi alvida na kehna') Sangeeta (1983) (for film 'Sona Chandi')


Aslam Pervaiz (1984) (for film 'Miss Colombo') Mohammad Ali (1984) (for films 'Doorian' and 'Bobby') Kaveeta (1985) (for film 'Jeenay nahin doon gi') Faisal Rehman (1985) (for film 'Naraz') Meera (1999) (for film Mujhe Jeene Do) Anjuman (1999) (for film 'Chohdrani') Shehzad Roy
Shehzad Roy
(1999) (for singing) Reema (2000) (for film Mujhe Chand Chahiye) Babar Ali (2000) (for film 'Mehndi Waley Hath')

For 30 Years of Excellence

Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1981) Sabiha Khanum (1981) Shabab Kiranvi (1981) Anwar Kamal Pasha (1981) Sudhir (1981) Aslam Pervaiz (1981) Asha Posley (1982) Meena Shorey
Meena Shorey
(1982) Nazir (1982) Azad (1982) Saqi (1985)

Millennium Award

Mohammad Ali (1999) Zeba (1999) Nadeem (1999) Qateel Shifai (1999) Badar Munir
Badar Munir
(1999) Umer Sharif (1999) Rangeela (1999) Sabiha Khanum (1999) Neelo (1999) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(1999) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1999) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1999) Aslam Azhar (1999)

Ilyas Rashidi Gold Medal

Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1999) Zeba (2002) Nadeem (2002)

Honorary gold medal awarded

Sabiha Khanum (2000)

Legend awards

Waheed Murad
Waheed Murad

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kamal (2000) Naghma
(2000) Habib (2002) Bahar Begum (2002) Ghulam Mohiuddin (2002)

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