Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to be Honored By Oxford University
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has already arrived in the UK to receive his honorary Doctor of Music degree from Oxford University
Pakistan's acclaimed qawwal Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is set to get an honorary degree from the reknown Oxford University on Wednesday. The commended artist has just touched base in the United Kingdom to go to the June 26 event where the privileged qualification — Doctorat of Music — from Oxford University will be bestowed upon him. During an announcement, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan stated, “I am honoured to be accepting this degree from Oxford University, a world-famous educational institution. This will be a very special day for my family and I, but also for my fans, who have shared this journey with me. To be presented with this honour is a massive achievement and I am happy that my music has allowed me to reach such incredible heights.”
Khan, consequently, will also lead a performance at the Oxford Town Hall on June 27, wherein his family legacy and his career would be explored. Funds from the occasion will be given for the improvement of the Faculty of Music's Sounds of South Asia arrangement, the announcement included. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has prior performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony as well.
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 Bachchan. 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.