Lyrics of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s tracks
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a versatile singer. Besides being recognized by critics as the greatest Qawwal ever born, Nusrat Sahib was equally adept at Urdu Ghazal singing, Hamd O Naat and Punjabi Folk songs.
Nusrat Sahib used a wide range of poets for lyrics to his tracks, from classics such as Mirza Ghalib and Allama Iqbal to several new poets. Whether it was Punjabi Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah or Afreen Afreen by Bollywood’s exceptional Poet Javed Akhtar, Nusrat used each verse to carefully carve a track. Nusrat Sahib also released an album named Haqeeqat using Kalam of Dr. Allama Iqbal and several Qawwali albums based on verses of Hazrat Amir Khusrow.