Rahat Fateh Ali Khan needs no introduction; the man is a Sufi legend and has been stealing our hearts with his soulful rendition of melodies since forever! For the uninitiated, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali or devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is also the nephew of legendary Sufi maestro Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Rahat started his singing journey when he was barely 3-years-old and has been enchanting the world ever since. He has received many accolades and has also performed at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Concert. He has given many blockbuster Bollywood hits and continues to enthrall audiences with his gifted voice and talent and has been honored with many awards. He is loved by his fans, contemporaries and critics alike.
On that musical note, here are 5 of his songs that will make you fall in love with Sufi singing and his breathtaking voice –
- O Re Piya
This song has been touted as one of his best performances. It was a part of the Bollywood movie ‘Aaja Nach Le’ starring Madhuri Dixit that was released in 2007. The song was one of the most downloaded songs of its time.
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5awZ9sOTA54
- Tose Naina Laage
This mystical number is from the movie ‘Anwar’ starring Nauheed Cyrusi and Siddharth Koirala released in 2007.This song will surely leave you awestruck and the melancholy of its melody will certainly leave you wanting for more!
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFCynn4NjqM
This song ruled hearts and charts alike. The most appreciated song in the movie ‘My Name Is Khan’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol released in 2010. This upbeat song is surely a treat to your ears.
Statutory warning: you might find yourself humming to its tune for the rest of the day.
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_OALB7iOSw
- Main Tenu Samjhaawan
Released in 2010, this album broke records for the lyrics as well as the magic Rahat Fateh Ali Khan managed to create with his beautiful voice. It was recreated in the movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’.
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlgyJb5vOCg
- Mann Ki Lagan
This song goes all the way back to 2003, from the movie ‘Paap’ starring Udita Goswami and John Abraham. The song was a sensational hit and is still regarded as one of Rahat’s most loved songs.
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIxF3ApNr5w
There is absolutely no doubt that these songs are smile worthy, whether you listen to them while on a relaxing long drive or after a hectic day at work, they are bound to make you fall in love with music and give you the much needed peace of mind and is sure to take you to your happy place!
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