Qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to KL

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the much-heralded qawwali and playback singer, is set to roll out a concert at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre on Aug 6.

Fans can look forward to a special three-hour performance in which Rahat will present a setlist of his own music as well as a heartfelt tribute to the late qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, his distinguished uncle and music tutor.

Rahat, who last played in KL in 2013, is regarded as the keeper of the flame when it comes to Nusrat’s immense legacy. This concert is part of his special “Tribute Tour” where he will perform the music of Nusrat to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

Rahat, 43, comes from a family of musicians in Pakistan and started singing at the age of eight. He has worked on the soundtracks of over 100 Bollywood films, winning multiple awards in India, Pakistan, Britain and Asia.

As a diverse musician, Rahat can pride himself with some outstanding qawwali releases (2001’s Rahat and 2009’s Nazrana-e-Aqeedat and Koi Umeed), as well as some popular and award-winning Bollywood hits from films such as Sultan, Dabangg, My Name Is Khan, Son Of Sardar and more. His vocals were also featured on the soundtrack from Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

Tickets are priced from RM188. To purchase, visit

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