Fans link Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s son to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I can’t believe what I’m hearing.
Shahzaman Fateh Ali Khan, the son of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is making waves on the internet with his emotional performance in the USA. A video of his recent performance has gone viral, and Qawwali fans are shocked by how much his voice sounds like that of his famous grand uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
In a video that is going around on Twitter, Shahzaman takes the stage and sings the famous song Kinna Sohna Tenu Rab Ne Banaya by Nusrat. People quickly made similarities on social media. “Maybe I’m getting too excited, but Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s son sounds like a young Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the original! Meet Shahzaman Fateh Ali Khan. “What a great time to be alive,” one person wrote.
Maybe I’m getting too excited, but Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s son sounds like a young version of the original Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
People who like music raved about Shahzaman’s show on the microblogging site. “Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s son. Oh my God, doesn’t he sound like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? Another person said, “His voice sounds like Nusrat’s, but both Nusrat and Rahat were much better qawwals by the time they were this age.” Nusrat was the best of all!”
Shahzaman is well-known not just in Pakistan and the US, but also in India. The young qawwal reportedly had the honor of playing at Anant Ambani’s 28th birthday party in Dubai last April.
Rahat and Shahzaman, who are father and son, often work together and act on stage. Shahzaman has said that his father was a very important part of his singing journey. He wrote on Instagram, “What a great dad he is! Lets me sit in his chair while he sits in mine. Even though I still have to work for this place, he wants me to sit there so much that it hurts. How lucky I am to have a dad who is also an Ustad.”
Nusrat left a mark on music that will never be erased. He has sung songs like “Dulhe Ka Sehra” from the movie “Dhadkan” with Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar, and Shilpa Shetty that people will never forget. The Qawwali master has made songs like “Dum Mast Qalander Mast” and “Jhule Jhule Laal” that will last forever. Rahat, Nusrat’s nephew, also made a name for himself in Bollywood before Pakistani artists were banned from working in India in 2016.
Rahat’s soulful singing was heard on many Bollywood hits, such as Sajdaa, Naina, Main Jahaan Rahoon, O Re Piya, and more. Tere Bin, his last song for Bollywood, was in the movie Simmba, which starred Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan. Rahat has also sung OSTs for a lot of Pakistani shows and has been on Coke Studio more than once.
With Shahzaman’s amazing ability and uncanny resemblance to the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, music fans eagerly await his future performances, hoping to see the continuation of a rich musical tradition.