Dr. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Dedicates his Honorary Degree to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
“I want to dedicate this honorary degree to Ustad Nusrat and the legends of my family including my grandfather and his brothers.”
Popular vocalist Dr. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan devoted his privileged doctorate level of music to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, according to a foreign media outlet. The acclaimed Qawwal, while appearing on a TV show, had said, “I want to dedicate this honorary degree to Ustad Nusrat and the legends of my family including my grandfather and his brothers.” Rahat recognized individuals from his family for their hard work and commitment to Qawwali since 600 years. Discussing how he felt in the wake of accepting the privileged certificate, a doctorate of music, from Oxford University, he said, “I am extremely delighted for being recognized but with this comes great responsibility.”
He performed at the Oxford town corridor alongside his child and sibling on earlier this week. The unbelievable vocalist offered thanks to God for answering his prayers. “There was a time when I performed with my father and uncles, and today I was accompanied by my brother Wajahat Ali Khan and son Shazman on the stage,” Rahat said considering it a strange encounter.
The incredible vocalist's work has been perceived by the college by naming one of their lofty music corridors after him. In 2017, Oxford University named one of its practice rooms to respect Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, making him the principal South Asian craftsman to get such a tribute. That year, Prince Charles selected Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as the minister of the British Asian Trust philanthropy. Before that, in 2016, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was given a lifetime accomplishment grant by Oxford University. He at that point turned into the primary Pakistani to have gotten this respect, which was recently granted to India's Amitabh. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's family is known for their rich cultural music history of over 600 years, practicing in Sufi and Qawwali music legends.The maestro was naturally born into a family whose name has turned out to be synonymous with South Asian melodic convention, qawwali.