Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan turns 46

Pakistani musician and singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has turned 46 years old.

The famous singer was born on 9th December 1974 in Faisalabad. He is primarily a singer of Punjabi poetry. Son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, he is a Qawwal.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan also sings ghazals and light music. He has performed widely in Pakistan and India as well as around the world.

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Khan was awarded a honorary degree in music by Oxford University in 2019. Oxford University had described him as a “Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawali, a devotional music of Muslim Sufis”.

He is among eight other individuals who have received their honorary degrees at the ceremony. In 2013, Bollywood actress and producer Pooja Bhatt added a song “Mann Ki Lagan” to the voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in his film “Pop”. He made Pakistan famous on the world stage by delivering a mystical speech at the Nobel Peace Prize Oslo in 2014.