8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

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Who hasn’t heard of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan? From “Mann Ki Lagan” to “Tere Bin”, he has provided Bollywood with some mesmerizing tracks. In any situation, his voice soothes our minds and brings a sense of calm. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who comes from a family of Qawwals, has worked in almost every genre of music.

Let us have a look at some facts about him that you probably didn’t know.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

1. Belongs To A Lineage Of Qawwali Which Is 600 Years Old

We all know Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the nephew of legendary Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but many people are unaware that his father Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and grandfather Fateh Ali Khan were also Qawwali singers. His family has been educated in Qawwali for 600 years and has a 600-year lineage. [1]

2. Gave Music To The Hollywood Film

He worked on the soundtrack of “Dead Man Walking” with “Eddie Vedder” of the American rock band “Pearl Jam” in 1995. In addition, in 2002, he collaborated with the American composer of orchestral and film music, “James Horner”, on the soundtrack of “The Four Feathers”.

3. Performed At Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

The talented musician performed at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. He has performed live at many other events, but performing at the Nobel Prize ceremony is a huge deal for anyone.

4. Award Winner At National And  International Level

He has received numerous national and international awards. In 2012, he was named International Artist of the Decade, along with a few other honors.

5. Never Worked With AR Rahman

You may be surprised to learn that he has never collaborated with AR Rahman in his career. He has stated in numerous interviews that he would love to collaborate with him. That is something we hope happens.

6. Prefers Using The Stage Name Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat is fond of using his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s first name in his stage name. It’s because Nusrat Saab is credited with bringing Sufi music to the attention of the rest of the world. Nusrat Saab was also his mentor.

7. Learned The Art Of Music At Quite Young Age

He has loved music since he was three years old. As a result, he was taught the art of music. When he was only seven years old, he was given Qawwali training. Rahat was chosen for the training by Nusrat Saab, who also took him to perform with his troupe.

8. Done Solo Concerts

He has performed many solo concerts in addition to his roles in a Qawwali group. These were also before he made his Bollywood debut.

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