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News |  18 Jul 2018 12:38 |  By RnMTeam

Six Bollywood numbers inspired by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan songs

MUMBAI: While the turbulence between the neighbouring countries, India and Pakistan continue, the fact that many artists, from both the countries, have found inspiration across the border remains true. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Qawal and Sufi singer, who has also composed music for few Bollywood movies, has also inspired a generation of music composers.

The recently released Halka Halka Suroor from Fanney Khan is an example that his work still lives on. So, let's have a look at few songs, inspired by songs, which are immortalized by the Pakistani legend. While the lyrics have been re-written for almost all songs, the catch-phrase and the basic tune have been retained.

Halka Halka Suroor:

One of the mesmerizing ghazals that has been sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, time and again, has been reprised for the Bollywood movie, Fanney Khan. The song has also been transformed into covers by many artists.


Mera Piya Ghar Aya:

This iconic song with Madhuri Dixit, dancing for the film Yaarana, is alive in everyone's mind. However, few might know that this popular song is originally a ghazal, presented by many Qawals, but was brought to the foray by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song in Yaarana was Indianised and composed by Anu Malik.


Saanson Ki Mala:

Another number, featuring Madhuri Dixit, this song is actually penned by Meerabai. However, it got famous only after Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan started performing it. The song in the Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit starrer Koyla is composed by Rajesh Roshan.


Kitna Pyara Tuzhe Rab Ne Banaya:

The song, where Aamir Khan expresses his admiration for Karisma Kapoor in 90's blockbuster, Raja Hindustani is again a widely performed piece by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song was composed by Nadeem Shravan.


Mujhe Ek Pal Chain:

A song expressing the pain of parting was popularised by the legend across the world. An Indian version was heard in the 1997 family drama Judaai, starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar and was composed by Nadeem - Shravan


Mere Rashke Kamar:

A song that topped the charts after being featured in the Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz starrer Baadshaho, was composed by the legend himself in the late 80s. This Qawali was performed across the world by him and his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.