Remembering Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 27th death anniversary

08:22 PM | 16 Aug, 2023
Remembering Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 27th death anniversary

August 16 marks the death anniversary of ‘Shahenshah-e-Qawwali’ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Born in Faisalabad on October, 13, 1948, Khan is considered, to date, one of the trend-setters and pioneers of qawwali in Pakistan.

Hailing from a Patiala gharana, the accomplished qawwal carried forward his family’s 600-year-old Qawwali legacy and introduced the art to international audience.

Having secured a Guinness World Record, Khan, in Guinness Book of World Records‚ holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali — having released around 25 Qawwali albums.

The Government of Pakistan bestowed Pride of Performance on the legendary singer in 1987 for his contribution to Pakistani music. The qawwali maestro was also honored with the prestigious UNESCO Music Prize. 

His global hit Dam Mast Qalandar became household anthem. His Hamd, Wohi Khuda Hai, and the patriotic song Mera Paigham Pakistan are still popular among music lovers.

Khan lost his battle with lung cancer in 1997 at the age of 48.

The writer is a staff member.


Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 24 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 24, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.8
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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