Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a well-known Pakistani singer, musician, Qawwali, devotional music of the Sufis. Khan was born in Faisalabad in the year 1948 in a Punjabi Muslim family. His family has migrated to Pakistan in 1947 post partition of India from their city Jalandhar, East Punjab, British India present Punjab, India. His father, Fateh Ali Khan, was a vocalist, instrumentalist, musician and also a qawwal.

The tradition of qawwali has been followed through successive generations of Khan since six centuries. Khan was the youngest among the 5 children to his parents and the only son. Khan was married to Naheed, daughter of his uncle Salamat Ali Khan; they daughter named Nida. At the initial stage, his father didn’t want his son to follow the path of qawwali as he thought they bear low social status being Qawwali artists; he wanted him to become doctor or engineering.

But Khan developed his keen interest in the Qawwali. Before moving to learn vocals, Khan learned Tabla. After his father’s death in 1964, he took his further musical learning under Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan, his paternal uncles. Mubarak Ali Khan died in 1971; after which, officially Khan became the leader of ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mujahid Mubarak Ali Khan & Party’, his family Qawwali party. Khan did his first performance as a leader at annual musical festival’s studio recording broadcast organized by Radio Pakistan; Jashn-e-Baharan.

He was well versed in singing in Punjabi and Urdu; he also sang in Persian, Hindi and Braj Bhasha. His song ‘Haq Ali Ali’ was his first hit in Pakistan; the song witnessed Khan’s sargam improvisations. Khan performed at many international platforms as a Festival in London (1985); which was ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance’, in Paris (1985 and 1988), Japan (1987) and Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Click to look into! >> Read More... (1989); he was praised on all the platforms.

He also has performed in Japan at the 5th Asian Traditional Performing Art Festival. Khan worked with international singers, musicians as Peter Gabriel, Michael Brown, Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder for various albums/songs as ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’, Mustt Mustt, Night Song and ‘Dead Man Walking’; also improvised his qawwalis with Western music working with Peter Gabriel.

Khan’s international album ‘Intoxicated Spirit’ was nominated in 1997 for Best Traditional folk album in Grammy Award and also the album ‘Night Song’, the same year, were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album. Khan has been honored with the Award Pride of Performance from President of Pakistan’s Award. He received the UNESCO Music Prize in 1995.

For his contribution to the art of cinema, he was awarded Grand Prix des Ameriques at Montreal World Film Festival in 1996. Khan has received many international awards apart from these; some other few are Legends Awards at UK Asian Music Awards, Arts and Culture Prize at Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes.

He was given the title ‘Ustad’ at a function in Lahore; which was held on his father’s death anniversary. Khan sang many songs in Pakistani films. Also, his songs that he sang in Bollywood are ‘Koi Jane Koi Na Jane’ from the film ‘ Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya Click to look into! >> Read More... ’, ‘Saya Bhi Saath Jab Chhod Jaye’ from ‘Dillagi’ and ‘Dulhe ka Sehra’ from the film ‘ Dhadkan Click to look into! >> Read More... ’. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died on 16th August 1997 at Cormwell Hospital due to sudden cardiac arrest; before that he was admitted on 11th Aug due to his kidney and liver failure. Khan’s music legacy is continued by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, his nephew.

Nupur Pant Hindi Actor

Nupur Pant

Nupur Pant is a well-known playback singer. She was born in Nanital, Uttarakhand. She is singer, composer and musician professionally. Her family always encouraged music and was passionate about it too. Nupur Pant was trained as a singer in Hindustani classical music right from the childhood. She was trained in various fields of music. She has post graduated in Indian Classical Vocal from Delhi University. She moved to Mumbai after finishing her education. Her family has always supported her and thus she is now a successful singer, composer and a musician. Nupur Pant has worked for TV shows as well as for the film industry of India. She has sung the title tracks of various daily soap operas like ‘Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Dun’, ‘Do Dil Ek Jaan’ and many more, which became a great startup for her musical career. She has worked as a playback singer in the movie ‘Hasee To Phasee’ in 2014 which became a great stepping stone for her towards success. We all loved the song ‘Manchala’ from the movie Hasee To Phasee which was sung by her. After the great success of this song she started getting offers for other movies like Proper Patola, a Punjabi Romantic comedy film, directed by Harish Vyas, for singing ‘Ishqfehmia’ and for the movie ‘Mastram’, a fictional biography film, directed by Akhilesh Jaiswal for singing ‘Aaye Mora Re’ and ‘Hai Teri Rumala’ in 2014, and many other Bollywood musical hits which increased her fan following considerably. She has also worked as a playback singer in ‘Calapor’ movie, directed by Dinesh P. Bhonsle in 2013. Nupur Pant has sung in many events like the Mela Nauchandi in Meerut (U.P.), Ardh Kumb Mela Celebration and many more events like Rafting and Camping Festival. She has also sung in live concerts in many cities like Meerut, Haridwar, Aligarh, etc. Thousands of people come for her live concerts and this is just not a number but the fans’ love for her talent and hard work. Her fans are always waiting for more songs performed by her. Nupur Pant really is a great singer as well as a very nice person. Nupur Pant’s music is available on radio, hungama and many other online websites and mobile applications. You can also subscribe to Nupur Pant music on her YouTube channel. Her fans are proud of her! Hope to listen to more of her hits soon!

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Oushnik Majumdar

Oushnik Majumdar is a singer from India. He is famous for his albums such as Sooper Se Ooper. Whacky Zindabad is one song that he played. He is a child artist and thus his voice got featured in many songs which get made for children cartoon shows. Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali was a movie of which he performed a song. It was titled Rum Pum Pum Pum. Chhota Bheem is a fictional Indian cartoon character, which is quite famous among young Indian audiences. Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali was the sixteenth such movie to be released. Rajiv Chilaka was the director of the motion picture. He also produced the animated motion picture along with Samir Jain. Green Gold Animation was the production company which made Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali. He sang Rum Pum Pum Pum along with another equally talented child artist with the name of Sonali Desai. Sunil Kaushik was the music composer. The song ran for a total time of five minutes and roughly twelve seconds more. For this animation motion picture, he sang another song named Arjun VS Bheem. He sang the song all alone. It ran for about four minutes. His latest work is in the movie The Jungle Book. The Jungle book is a fictional adventure film set in the jungles of India. The director of The Jungle Book is Jon Favreau. He produced the movie too along with Brigham Taylor. The motion picture revolves around a human child named Mowgli, who got brought to the jungles by a Black Panther named Bagheera. He is protected and brought up by a pack of Indian wolves whose leader is Akela. A wolf with the name of Raksha primarily takes care of the human kid Mowgli. He learns the ways of the animals slowly and gradually. The Jungle Book’s production company was Walt Disney Pictures. Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures were responsible for distributing the film. The Hindi language version of the title song of the motion picture was Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai. Oushnik Majumdar was a part of the singers of this track. An earlier version of this song got made too. Oushnik Majumdar, Jia Wadkar, Rashi Salil Harmalkar, Yuvika Chaudhury, Abhirup Dass, Avishkar Yogesh Khot, Vatsala Mishra and Saksham Karia together sang the new version of the song. It was recorded again under the guidance of famous lyricist and musician Gulzar and also talented director and producer Vishal Bhardwaj.

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Oushnik Majumdar Hindi Actor