Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Google pays tribute to legendary singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khangoogle

Search engine giant Google on Tuesday paid tribute to legendary Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birth anniversary, with a doodle on its page.

The doodle showed the musician singing, his left hand raised to make the letter "L" in the word Google.

"Born to a musical family, Khan brought Qawwali from modest origins to international attention. He collaborated with, and influenced, countless musicians. And his endurance was astounding; some performances could last as long as ten hours!" Google said.

"Thanks to his legendary voice, Khan helped bring "world music" to the world," Google added.

Born on 13 October, 1948, Khan was primarily a singer of qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.

The singer died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 49 on 16 August, 1997.

Last week, another Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali cancelled his concert in Maharashtra after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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