It is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's birthday today, 13 October. The late Pakistani singer was best known for qawwali songs and was considered to be one of the best in the genre.

Born in Faisalabad, Khan had released a number of albums, which have been regarded as all time hits and also performed in several concerts across the globe.

The legendary singer was known for his creativity in music and his albums are liked by fans of varied ages and groups.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a proud winner of several awards including UNESCO Music Prize and President of Pakistan's award. Some of his songs were also nominated for Grammy Awards.

Apart from his personal albums, the Pakistani artist also sang a few songs for Bollywood movies like "Kartoos", "Dillagi" and "Dhadkan".

Popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died in 1997 at the age of 48.

With one of the most intense voices, he had a wide range of vocal abilities. On the occasion of his birthday, here is a compilation of some of the best songs of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

"Afreen Afreen"


 "Sanu Ek Pal Chain Na Aye"

"Piya Re Piya Re"

"Kinna Sona Tenu"

"Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai"

"Haq Ali Ali Maula Ali Ali"

"Mera Piya Ghar Aya"

"Mast Nazron Se"

"Kiven Mukhre"

"Gham Hai Ya Khushi"