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My tribute

It has been 6 months that I am back from Antarctica. I was looking at images and I had epipheny.

I knew why I looked at these images so wistfully, longingly.

Whether one is religious or not the visit brought me closer to nature or God almighty more than ever. There was nothing between you and God, just beautiful creation.

I remembered Late great Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali.

He was a Sufi worshipper. His music was Sufiyana or 'pure as god'.

He used metaphors of woman's beauty or alcohol to describe the powers and beauty of God.

His music that is played in this video is Afreen which means 'Unique Beauty', Touché!

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Punjabi: نصرت فتح علی خان  (October 13, 1948 – August 16, 1997), a world-renowned Pakistani musician, was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition within Islam). Considered one of the greatest singers ever recorded, he possessed a six-octave vocal range and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Sufi music to international audiences.[2] He was popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Kings of Qawwali".

Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, Khan had his first public performance at age of 16, at his father's chelum. He officially became the head of the family qawwali party in 1971, and was signed by Oriental Star Agencies (OSA), Birmingham, U.K., in the early 1980s. In subsequent years, Khan released movie scores and albums for various labels in Pakistan, Europe, Japan and the U.S. He engaged in collaborations and experiments with Western artists, becoming a well-known world music artist in the process. He toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.Khan was taken ill with kidney and liver failure on August 11, 1997 in London, England, while on the way to Los Angeles in order to receive a kidney transplant. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest at Cromwell Hospital, London, on Saturday, August 16, 1997, aged 48.[11] His body was returned to Faisalabad, Pakistan, and his funeral was attended by the public.

 

 

 

 

 

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