Twitter Roasts Indian Singers copying Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Qawwali. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is arguably the greatest folk singer in not just Pakistan but around the world. Known as ‘The King of Qawwali, NFAK is famous for introducing the genre to an international audience. His cultural impact has led to NFAK being honored in 2017 with a BBC Music Day Blue Plaque in Birmingham.
On the occasion of the maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s 23rd death anniversary on August 16, Pakistan’s beloved songstress, Hadiqa Kiani shared how she had the honour of collaborating with him back in 1997.
Over the years, people have made an effort to replicate his success with various covers to pay tribute to the legend. However, the most notorious music label dead-set on ripping off every NFAK classic is T-Series.
In another story he posted the lyrics of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song. Well, it seems that he is a big fan of Pakistani content, surely, the art has no boundaries and such praise posts are the biggest example of what art & culture does to unite nations.
Recently, the latest music artists to cover Nusrat’s song are Meet Bros. The duo, alongside Mouni Roy and Jubin Nautiyal, released a four-minute music video that takes place at a party.
Twitter Roasts Indian Singers copying Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Qawwali
With more than 28 million views on YouTube, the song certainly is making headlines across social media. However, music purists are unhappy with the new version, taking to Twitter to express their disapproval.
In recent times, Bollywood has copied a lot of NFAK’s qawwalis, including the film, “Mera Piya Ghar Aya“, “Kitna Pyara Tujhay Rab Ne Banaya” and “Mujhe Ek Pal Chain Na Awe’“. All of the songs are ‘slightly’ altered versions of the original, giving T-Series an excuse to avoid plagiarism.