Diva Jukebox: 10 Songs by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan That Soothe the Soul

A legend that Pakistanis could never forget and the world could never produce again, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the voice of the nation that just remains unignorable. He brought international fame and glory to the country and to this date, is one of the few names of our music industry that the whole world knows.

Celebrating exactly this international recognition of the maestro, Diva looks at the ten most iconic songs of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan that made him the Subcontinent’s modern-day tan sen…

Afreen Afreen

A song that made him a sensation in India, this was Nusrat’s iconic ode to a beautiful woman!

Kina Sohna Tenu 

A song continuing with Nusrat’s tradition of commending the glories of God in the shape of beauty, Kina Sohna Tenu remains a crowd-favourite.

Sanson Ki Mala

A unique composition, Nusrat added his own magic to the Subcontinental classic.

Yeh Jo Halka Halka

A song that is incomparable in every way, Yeh Jo Halka Halka is an anthem for those who have fallen deeply in love with someone.

Tumhe Dillagi Bhool

A song for the lovelorn, Tume Dillagi will resonate with anyone who knows for heartbreak is.

Mere Rashke Qamar

A song re-popularised by Bollywood, Mere Rashke Qamar is one of Nusrat’s earlier hits.

Sochta Hoon

A song that is all about remembering the moments of a relationship where things are not at their best, Sochta Hoon is sure to make anyone emotional.

Tere Bin Nahi Lagda

Another song that became all the rage in India in the ’90s, Tere Bin Nahi Lagda remains a classic.

Nit Khair Manga

A true Qawwali style song that made Nusrat popular, Nit Khair Manga is all about calling out to the divine to protect the lover.

Sanu Ik Pal Chain

A song that is about falling hopelessly in love, Sanu Ik Pal is a classic and truly a voice of generations who have been in love.

 

Which Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan song is your favourite? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

 

Shahjehan Saleem
Shahjehan Saleem

The author is the Editor of Diva Online as well as a film & fashion critic. He is also a professor in the Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.

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