ISLAMABAD - One of the greatest musicians and qawwals Pakistan has ever created, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was remembered on his death anniversary Thursday. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13, 1948 in the city of Faisalabad. His father Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, was a musicologist, vocalist, instrumentalist, and Qawwal.  Khan’s first public performance 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, Brajbhasha and Hindi.

His album Intoxicated Spirit was nominated for a Grammy award in 1997 for best traditional folk album.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artist-a total of 125 albums as of 2001.

Khan died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospital, London, on Saturday, August 16, 1997, aged 48.