Singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13, 1948, in Lyallpur, Pakistan. He learned qawwali, a type of Muslim devotional music, from his father. In 1966, he sang qawwali for the first time publically and by the ‘70s had established himself as the best of his generation. He went on to tour internationally, contribute to soundtracks. He died on August 16, 1997, in London, England.