Awards & Titles

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The world of awards always falls too short in front of a great man of stature of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. No award can exceed the Unimaginable Enduring love and respect  poured by millions of fans and thousands of artists around the globe on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Once a magazine wrote ” Nusrat’s voice has conquered more Alexander’s sword”. World knows that the statement was true. However for the very simple and humble Nusrat, the greatest achievement ever always remained the same “A fan liking his song”.

Lists Featuring Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:-

1. Mojo 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time
2. The 20th Century Greatest Hits: What works of Art should be remembered and why
3. Artists, writers, and musicians: an encyclopedia of people who changed the world
4. The 100 Greatest Stars Of 20th Century………….Q Magazine (August 1999)
5. Top 12 Artists and Thinkers in the last 60 years………TIME Magazine,2006
6. 50 Most Influential Artists Of Music ………. SPIN Magazine,1998
7. NPR 50 Great Voices…………. National Public Radio,USA,2010
8. 20 Most Iconic Musicians From Past 50 Years ……. CNN,2010
9. 100 Minorities who changed the World: …… Sacred-Bridge
10. Spin Magazine 100 greatest singers
11. UGO, Best Singers of All Times

Nusrat Receiving Award in UK

Nusrat Receiving Award in UK

Major Awards :- (in chronological order)

  • Best Qawwal 1982 Punjab Youth Academy Lahore
  • Award by Cultural Association of Pakistan
  • Pride of Performance Presidential Award Government of Pakistan
  • Grand Prix 1989 Deola France
  • 5th Asian Traditional Performing Art Festival Japan Foundation (Best Singer)
  • Award for Great Contribution to Qawwali by Pakistan Workers Association London
  • Shield Presented by Urdu Revival and Cultural Society South Africa
  • For Services to Pakistan Music by Pakistan Welfare Association Birmingham UK
  • Award Presented by His Worship Councillor Frank Carter Lord Mayor Birmingham
  • Dycct Award
  • Adelaide Music Festival, Most Popular Singer (1992)
  • UNESCO Music Prize (Gretest Musician, 1995)                                                                       Young Writers Award, Italy
  • Grand Prix des Amériques at Montreal World Film Festival for exceptional contribution to the art of cinema.(1996)
  • Two Grammy Nominations (1997, for fusion work)
  • “Legends” award at the UK Asian Music Awards (2005)
Grand Prix, Awarded to NFAK by France in 1989

Grand Prix, Awarded to NFAK by France in 1989

·    A voice from Heaven
·    Shahanshah-e-Qawwali
·    Khusrau-e-Sani
·    Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
·    Doctor Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
·    Professor Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
·    Niak Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
·    Best Qawwal Graduate Award
·    Peace Award Faisalabad
·    Living Legend
·    Guders Award Faisalabad
·    Super Star of Music
·    Popular Voice of Islam
·    Power of Pakistan
·    Pakistan’s Wall of Sound
·    A Man Called Qawwali
·    Nusrat the Magnificent
·    Singing Buddha
·    Shining Star of Music
·    Messenger of Peace
·    De Jays Award
·    Inner Wheel Club of Lahore
·    The Legend of Music World Raja Entertainers
·    Shaharyar-e-Mosseqi

Khan is widely considered to be the most important qawwal in history.In 1987, Khan received the President of Pakistan’s Award for Pride of Performance for his contribution to Pakistani music. In 1995 he received the UNESCO Music Prize. In 1996 he was awarded Grand Prix des Amériques at Montreal World Film Festival for exceptional contribution to the art of cinema. In the same year, Khan received the Arts and Culture Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes.In 2005, Khan received the “Legends” award at the UK Asian Music Awards. 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.He also appeared on NPR‘s 50 Great Voices list in 2010. In August 2010 he was included in CNN‘s list of the twenty most iconic musicians from the past fifty years. In 2008, Khan was listed in 14th position in UGO‘s list of the best singers of all time.

Many honorary titles were bestowed upon Khan during his 25-year music career. He was given the title of Ustad after performing classical music at a function in Lahore on his father’s death anniversary.

— Wikipedia

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