Islamabad, May 29: "Qawwali Emperor" Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan`s first ever biography was released here by Dr Pierre Alain Baud, a researcher and journalist.The function organized to present the biography comprised of four presentations, depicting the life and work of late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, three short films and a 10-15 panels` exhibition, reported a newspaper.
Dr Baud works towards spreading the artistic expressions of the "Sufis of East" to the world, and has worked for many years on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, written several books, booklets and research articles on music of Pakistan and Sufism.
Late Nusrat was coined as the "Qawwali Emperor" while his unique voice with rich lyrics of poetry brought ecstatic celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, French Ambassador Regis de Belenet said that the presentation would revive the unmatched sounds of the voice of this singer that no proper metaphors or comparisons could ever describe the emotions felt by his worldwide audiences. He recalled that Nusrat`s first concert at "Theatre de la ville" in Paris, in autumn 1985 made him one of the best ambassadors of Pakistan and moreover a voice celebrated as a mean to bring people closer.
He appreciated Dr Pierre-Alain Baud for his passion for music and Sufism, which made him well known among the Sufi singers community in Pakistan.
First Published: Thursday, May 29, 2008, 23:55