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Encyclopedia > Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Born October 13, 1948
Origin Flag of Pakistan Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Died August 16, 1997
Genre(s) Qawwali
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Harmonium
Tabla

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu: نصرت فتح على خاں) (October 13, 1948 - August 16, 1997), a Pakistani musician, was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical offshoot of Islam). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   (Urdu: فیصل آباد) is a city located in Punjab, Pakistan. ... This article is about the Pakistani province. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Qawwali (Urdu: قوٌالی, Hindi: क़वाली) is the devotional music of the Chishti Sufis of the Indian Subcontinent. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A Harmonium is a free-standing musical keyboard instrument similar to a Reed Organ or Pipe Organ. ... A typical set of Tabla. ... A minelayer is a naval ship used for deploying sea mines. ... This article is about the Turkish minelayer. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Qawwali (Urdu: قوٌالی, Hindi: क़वाली) is the devotional music of the Chishti Sufis of the Indian Subcontinent. ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...


Traditionally, Qawwali has been a family business. Nusrat's family (originally from Afghanistan) has an unbroken tradition of performing qawwali for the last 600 years. Among other honorary titles bestowed upon him, Nusrat was called Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, meaning The Emperor of Qawwali.

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Life and career

Nusrat was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan on October 13, 1948 to Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, a distinguished musicologist, vocalist, instrumentalist, and Qawwali performer. He had one brother, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan. Initially, his father did not want him to follow him into the family business. He had his heart set on Nusrat choosing a more respectable career path and becoming a doctor, because he felt Qawwals had low social status. However, Nusrat showed such an aptitude for, and interest in, Qawwali that his father finally relented and started to train him in the art of Qawwali and he was also taught to sing within the classical framework of Khayal. This training was still incomplete when Ustad Fateh Ali Khan died in 1964 while Nusrat was still in school, and the training was continued by Nusrat's paternal uncle, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan. Ten days after his father's death, Nusrat had a dream where his father came to him and told him to sing, touching his throat. Nusrat woke up singing, and was moved by the dream to decide that he would make Qawwali his career. His first public performance was at his father's funeral ceremony forty days later. Under the guidance of Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, he became the group's leader in 1965 and the group was called Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan & Party. ("Party" is the term used in Qawwali for the supporting members of the group.)   (Urdu: فیصل آباد) is a city located in Punjab, Pakistan. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (???? - 1964) was the father of Qawwali musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. ... For album by Prince, see Musicology (album). ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Khyal is the modern genre of classical singing in North India; its name comes from an Arabic word meaning imagination. Like all Indian classical music, khyal is modal, with a single melodic line and no harmonic parts. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Nusrat's first public performance as leader of the family Qawwali group was in March 1965, at a studio recording broadcast as part of an annual music festival called Jashn-e-Baharan organized by Radio Pakistan. It took Nusrat several years more to perfect his craft and emerge from the shadow of the groups that were regarded as the leading contemporary Qawwals. But once he did, there was no looking back. He firmly established himself as the leading qawwal of the 20th century. His incredible voice and his complete mastery of the genre made him a superstar in the Indian subcontinent and the Islamic world. He sang mostly in Urdu and his native Punjabi, but also in Persian, Brajbhasha and Hindi. His qawwali output is almost evenly divided between Urdu and Punjabi, with a smattering of songs in the other languages. Nusrat was also one of the first South Asian singers to perform before large Western audiences. Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Brij Bhasha, also called Braj Bhasha, Braj Bhakha, or Daihaati Zabaan (country tongue), is a Central Indo-Aryan language closely related to Hindi. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is also used for central government administrative purposes , along with English. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ...


Nusrat took over his family's qawwali party in 1971 after the death of his father and his uncle. In Pakistan, his first major hit was the song "Haq Ali Ali". This was performed in a traditional style and with traditional instrumentation, and featured only sparse use of Nusrat's innovative sargam improvisations. Nevertheless the song became a major hit, as many listeners were attracted to the timbre and other qualities of Nusrat's voice. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Swara. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ...


He reached out to Western audiences with a couple of fusion records produced by Canadian guitarist Michael Brook. In 1995, he collaborated with Eddie Vedder on the soundtrack to Dead Man Walking. His contribution to that and several other soundtracks and albums (including The Last Temptation of Christ and Natural Born Killers), as well as his friendship with Peter Gabriel, helped to increase his popularity in Europe and the United States. Peter Gabriel's Real World label released five albums of Nusrat's traditional Qawwali performances in the West. Real World also released albums of his experimental work, including Mustt Mustt (which features a slap bass technique) and Star Rise. He also performed traditional Qawwali live to Western audiences at several WOMAD world music festivals. Michael Brook (born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist familiar with many disciplines including rock, minimalism and film scores. ... Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... // Dead Man Walking is a work of non-fiction by Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and one of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the song, see Natural Born Killaz. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The term Real World or real world may mean: the stage of life that one enters after completing ones schooling, as in the sentence, After students enter the real world, they may not be able to sleep late as often as they did while in school. ... Mustt Mustt is the first Qawwali fusion album of singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and guitarist and record producer Michael Brook. ... Star Rise is the last release by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook. ... World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is a festival started in England in 1982. ...


Nusrat provided vocals for The Prayer Cycle put together by Jonathan Elias, but died before the vocals could be completed. Alanis Morissette was brought in to sing with his unfinished vocals. The Prayer Cycle is a choral/orchestral album by American film and television composer Jonathan Elias, and was released by Sony Classical Records in the United States on March 23, 1999. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Alanis redirects here. ...


Apparently, when Nusrat toured in foreign countries, he would watch television commercials in order to identify the melodies and chord progressions popular in that country. He would then try to choose similar sounding songs from his repertoire for his performances. A chord progression, as its name implies, is a series of chords played in an order. ...


Nusrat contributed songs to, and performed in, several Pakistani movies. Shortly before his death, he also recorded two songs for a Bollywood movie, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, in which he also appeared. Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ... Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya is a Hindi movie released in 1997. ...


According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artist—a total of 125 albums. The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...


Nusrat was taken ill with kidney and liver failure on Monday, August 11, 1997 in London, England while on the way to Los Angeles from Lahore to receive a kidney transplant. He was due to perform in a live concert later in August. While still at Cromwell Hospital, Nusrat died of a sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday, August 16, 1997, aged 48. His body was then transported back to Faisalabad, Pakistan where thousands of distraught people attended his funeral and burial procession. is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... Cromwell Hospital is a hospital located in the South Kensington area of London. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...   (Urdu: فیصل آباد) is a city located in Punjab, Pakistan. ...


Nusrat's style of Qawwali

Nusrat is responsible for the modern evolution of qawwali. Although not the first to do so, he popularized the blending of khayal singing and techniques with qawwali. This in short took the form of improvised solos during the songs using the sargam technique, in which the performer sings the names of the notes he is singing (for example, in western notation it would be "do re mi"). He also attempted to blend qawwali music with more western styles such as techno. Khyal is the modern genre of classical singing in North India; its name comes from an Arabic word meaning imagination. Like all Indian classical music, khyal is modal, with a single melodic line and no harmonic parts. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Swara. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ...


Nusrat's qawwali songs usually follow the standard form. A song begins with a short instrumental prelude played on the harmonium and tabla. Then the instruments stop, and the main singers (but not the chorus) launch into the alap, which establishes the raga, the tonal structure of the song. At this point, introductory poetic verses are sung. These are usually drawn not from the main song, but from other thematically related songs. The melody is improvised within the structure of the raga. A Harmonium is a free-standing musical keyboard instrument similar to a Reed Organ or Pipe Organ. ... A typical set of Tabla. ... The Alap (pronounced ah-laap) is the opening section of a typical North-Indian rãg (or raga). ... Raga (rāg /राग (Hindi), raga (anglicised from rāgaḥ/रागः (Sanskrit)) or rāgam /ராகம் (Tamil)) are the melodic modes used in Indian classical music. ...


After the introductory verses, the main song starts, and the rhythmic portion of the song begins. The tabla and dholak begin to play, and the chorus aids and abets percussion by clapping their hands. The song proceeds in a call and response format. The same song may be sung quite differently by different groups. The lyrics will be essentially the same, but the melody can differ depending on which gharana or lineage the group belongs to. As is traditional in qawwali, Nusrat and the side-singers will interject alap solos, and fragments of other poems or even improvised lyrics. A song usually has two or three sets of refrains, which can be compared to the verse chorus structure found in western music. Songs last about 20 minutes on average, with a few lasting an hour or more. The Dholak (sometimes dholaki) is a classical North Indian hand drum. ... For the 1961 Hindi film, see Gharana. ...


Nusrat was noted for introducing other forms of improvisation into the style. From his classical music training, he would interject much more complex alap improvisations, with more vibrato and note bending. He would also interject sargam improvisations (listen here). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Swara. ...


While it is undoubtedly difficult to put into words what makes Nusrat's music appeal so deeply to so many listeners, many of whom do not understand a single word of the languages he sings in, here is one fan's attempt to explain: "Nusrat's music invites us to eavesdrop on a man communing with his God, ever so eloquently. He makes the act of singing a passionate offering to God. But we do not merely eavesdrop. The deepest part of Nusrat's magic lies in the fact that he is able to bring our hearts to resonate with the music, so deeply, that we ourselves become full partners in that offering. He sings to God, and by listening, we also sing to God."


During his lifetime, Khan agreed to all kinds of projects and collaborations, overlooked unauthorized releases—and even sang into personal tape recorders for just about anyone who would ask, though he knew that those bits would probably soon be pirated—with the justification that any recording, "legitimate" or not, would help spread the Sufi word of universal peace and love. However, he probably reached his biggest non-South Asian audience through a celebrated series of recordings made for the Real World label, several of which mixed traditional qawwali and ghazals with largely tasteful forays into Western instrumentation in order to attract European and American listeners. Some highlights from that discography include Devotional Songs, Love Songs, Shahen-Shah and The Last Prophet. The French label Ocora also has an excellent five-CD set of recordings Khan and his "party" made live in Paris for Radio France in the 1980s.


Composition of Nusrat's Qawwali Party

The composition of Nusrat's party changed many times over the 26 years that he led the party. Two members who remained from the beginning to the end were Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and Dildar Hussain. Listed below is a snapshot of the party on an unknown date, but probably circa 1983:

  1. Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan: Nusrat's first cousin, Vocals
  2. Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan: Nusrat's brother, Vocals and Lead Harmonium
  3. Rehmat Ali: Vocals and Second Harmonium
  4. Maqsood Hussain: Vocals
  5. Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Nusrat's nephew, pupil singer
  6. Dildar Hussain: Tabla
  7. Majawar Abbas: Mandolin, Guitar
  8. Mohammed Iqbal Naqbi: Chorus, secretary of the party
  9. Asad Ali: Chorus
  10. Ghulam Farid: Chorus
  11. Kaukab Ali: Chorus

The one significant member of the party who does not appear on this list is Atta Fareed. For many years, he alternated with Rehmat Ali on Vocals and Second Harmonium. He is easily identifiable in videos since he plays the harmonium left-handed. This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a singer in the Qawwali style native to Pakistan and India. ... Dildar Hussain is best known as the tabla player who was a member of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khans Qawwali party until Nusrats death in 1997. ...


Tributes

Eddie Vedder said, "I was lucky to work with Nusrat, a true musician who won't be replaced in my life. There was definitely a spiritual element in his music." Eddie Vedder also incorporated 'Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan' into the lyrics of 'Wishlist' during the 98' Yield tour in Melbourne, Australia. Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ...


The late American rock singer Jeff Buckley paid his tribute to Nusrat on the album, Live at Sin-é. In his introduction, he states, "Nusrat, he's my Elvis," before performing the song "Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai." The recording generated interest among the audience who were previously unaware of his music. He also stated in an interview, "I idolize Nusrat, he's a god too." Buckley died in May 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee, 3 months before Nusrat. In addition, Nusrat's posthumously released The Supreme Collection Vol. 1 has liner notes written by Buckley, to whom this album is dedicated. Jeff Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), born Jeffrey Scott Buckley and raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... This is the extended version of the Sin-e EP that Columbia released in 1995. ...


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 Nusrat. The 13-piece group still performs mostly instrumental jazz versions of Nusrat's qawwalis, using the instruments conventionally associated with jazz rather than those associated with qawwali.


SPIN magazine listed Nusrat as one of the 50 most influential artists of music in 1998.


TIME magazine's issue of November 6, 2006, "60 Years of Asian Heroes", lists Nusrat as one of the top 12 Artists and Thinkers in the last 60 years (see article).


The Red Hot Chili Peppers wrote a tribute song about Nusrat, called "Circle of the Noose". It has never been released. Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ...


In 2007, London-based producer Gaudi released Dub Qawwali, featuring dub reggae with Nusrat's vocals. See NPR article.


Films

Documentaries

  • Nusrat has Left the Building... But When? (1997). Directed by Farjad Nabi. (This 20-minute docudrama focuses on Nusrat's early career.)
  • A Voice from Heaven (1999). Directed by Giuseppe Asaro. (This 75-minute documentary, available on VHS and DVD, provides an excellent introduction to Nusrat's life and work.)

// Docudramas tend to demonstrate some or most of the following characteristics: A strict focus on the facts of the event being treated, as they are known; A tendency to avoid overt commentary or authorial editorializing; The use of literary and narrative techniques to flesh out or render story-like the...

Concert films

  • 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 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party (two Urdu-language songs: a Hamd (song in praise of Allah), and a Manqabat for Khwaja Mu`inuddin Chishti, a 13th century Sufi saint. Filmed in Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 1987, for Asian Traditional Performing Arts).
  • Nusrat! Live at Meany (1998). Produced by the University of Washington. (87-minute document of a January 23, 1993 concert at Meany Hall, University of Washington in Seattle, during Nusrat's residency at the Ethnomusicology Program there.)
  • Live in Concert in the U.K. (DVD, vols. 1-17) [OSA]; recorded between 1983 and 1993
  • Akhiyan Udeek Diyan (DVD) [Nupur Audio]
  • Je Tun Rab Nu Manauna (DVD) [Nupur Audio]
  • Yaadan Vicchre Sajan Diyan Aayiyan (DVD) [Nupur Audio]
  • Rang-e-Nusrat (DVD, vols. 1-11) [Music Today]; recorded between 1983 and 1993
    • Live in Concert in UK (DVD vol. 1)
    • Live in Concert (DVD vol. 2)
    • Live in Concert (DVD vol. 3)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 4)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 5)
    • Live in Concert (DVD vol. 6)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 7)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 8)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 9)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 10)
    • Live in UK (DVD vol. 11)
    • Digbeth Birmingham 12 November 1983 (DVD vol. 12)
    • Digbeth 30 October 1983 (DVD vol. 13)
    • Luxor Cinema Birmingham (VHS vol. 1, 1979)
    • Digbeth Birmingham (VHS vol. 2, 1983)
    • St. Francis Hall Birmingham (VHS vol. 3, 1983)
    • Royal Oak Birmingham (VHS vol. 4, 1983)
    • Private Mehfil (Wallace Lawley Centre, Lozells Birmingham, November 1983) (VHS vol. 5)
    • Private Mehfil (VHS vol. 6, 1983)
    • Natraj Cinema Leicester (VHS vol. 7, 1983)
    • Live In Southall (VHS vol. 8)
    • Live In Bradford (VHS vol. 9, 1983)
    • Live In Birmingham (VHS vol. 10, 1985)
    • Allah Ditta Hall (VHS vol. 11, 1985)
    • Harrow Leisure Centre (VHS vol. 12)
    • University Of Aston (VHS vol. 13, 1988)
    • Aston University (VHS vol. 14, 1988)
    • WOMAD Festival Bracknell (VHS vol. 15, 1988)
    • Live In Paris (VHS vol. 16, 1988)
    • Poplar Civic Centre London (VHS vol. 17)
    • Imperial Hotel Birmingham (VHS vol. 18, 1985)
    • Slough Gurdawara (SHABADS) (VHS vol. 19)
    • Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (VHS vol. 20)
    • Town Hall Birmingham (VHS vol. 21, 1993)
    • Akhiyan Udeek Diyan (DVD)
    • Je Tun Rab Nu Manauna (DVD)
    • Yaadan Vicchre Sajan Diyan Aayiyan (DVD)

Moinuddin Chishti dargah, Ajmer, India Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty (Persian: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی ) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Persian: غریب نواز ), is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...

Nusrat in popular culture

  • A hero in the novel "Chapayev and Void" by Viktor Pelevin is listening to a tape by an imaginary band Crimson Jihad which is described as a duo of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Robert Fripp from King Crimson.
  • In Mira Nair's movie Monsoon Wedding, in one scene when a car drives up to the wedding house, Nusrat's "Allah Hoo" is playing in the car.
  • HBO's Sex and the City had his rendition Tere Bin Nahin Lagda/Jaania in Episode 9 of Season 2

Chapayev and Void (Russian: ), known in the US as Buddhas Little Finger and in the UK as Clay Machine Gun, is a novel by Victor Pelevin first published in 1996. ... Victor Pelevin Victor Pelevin (Виктор Олегович Пелевин, b. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Mira Nair (born October 15, 1957 at Rourkela, Orissa) is an India-born, New York-based film director. ... Monsoon Wedding (Hindi: पाणिग्रहण मॉनसून) is an award-winning 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which depicts various romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi wedding in Delhi. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ...

References

  • Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali; Asaro, Giuseppi (Director, Producer); & Sforza, Alessandro (Producer). (2001). A voice from heaven: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the most beautiful voice in the world [DVD]. New York, NY: Winstar TV & Video. ISBN 0794201253.
  • Ruby, Ahmed Aqeel. (1992). Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: A Living Legend. Translated by Sajjad Haider Malik. Lahore: Words of Wisdom.
  • http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/nusrat_fateh_ali_khan_28502

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