Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's lost album 'Chain of Light' to be released in September

11:00 PM | 20 Jun, 2024
Chain of light

Pakistan’s revered music legend, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who passed away in 1997 at the age of 48, continues to captivate global audiences with his timeless qawwali compositions. A long-lost album, titled ‘Chain of Light,’ recorded 34 years ago, is set to be released on September 20 this year, announced Real World Records in a statement on Wednesday.

Real World Records, founded by Peter Gabriel in 1989, unearthed the album during a recent relocation of their tape archives. This discovery marks a significant moment for fans worldwide, eagerly awaiting new material from the maestro known for blending Eastern mystical qawwali traditions with Western musical influences.

Peter Gabriel, reflecting on his collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, expressed profound admiration: “What he could do and make you feel with his voice was quite extraordinary, and we were very proud to have played a role in getting him to a much wider global audience.” The album, recorded after Khan signed with Real World Records, adds to his series of acclaimed releases throughout the 1990s.

Michael Brook, producer of the iconic “Mustt Mustt” album, emphasized the album’s transformative power: “Like the immanent light of the record’s title, these songs are transformative and transcendent in a way that crosses languages and cultures. It draws the listener in, no matter their expectations.”

With over six million monthly listeners on Spotify and his music videos surpassing 1 billion views on YouTube, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s influence endures, appealing to both longstanding admirers and new generations alike.

As fans eagerly anticipate the album’s release, it promises to reignite the magic of Khan’s voice and his unparalleled ability to connect with listeners across the globe.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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