Thursday, 28 May 2020

Oxford University to honour Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

LONDON: Famed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will soon be honoured by the prestigious University of Oxford.

The university will confer honorary degrees during a ceremony called ‘Encaenia’ on Rahat, nephew of world famous Qawali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, described by the varsity as “devotional music of the Muslim Sufi”.

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“Born into a family whose name has become synonymous with South Asian musical tradition, he began formal training at the age of seven and has since released more than fifty albums, performed in numerous high-profile concerts across the world, and amassed a global following, achieving over one billion views online,” it said.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has performed a number of concerts all around the world and has sung more than 50 title tracks both in Hollywood and Bollywood.

The award will be presented to him at the Oxford University in a  ceremony scheduled on 26th June.

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