Getting Off Music for some time now, lets me tell you more about NFAK’s likes, the second most particular one this time.
If there was anything else NFAK was ever known for other than Music and nature, it was his appetite. He never used to eat before and during the performances which lasted 5-10 hours. You will be amazed to know that once he ate 70 kebabs in one go after a performance. NFAK was quiet weak when it came to compromising with unfamiliar food, so during his World Tours (which continued for months), he used to face a lot of problems. Once during his Germany visit, he literally lived on fruits for a few days. Another incident happened in Japan where he couldn’t eat Japanese rice and organizers finally had to arrange food from a Indian family living there.
Being the simplest man he was, he always missed the local street-side Kebab shops of Faisalabad. Fans still visit these shops when they miss Nusrat. ..
Did you knew that back in 1990’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan contributed over 350 Millions to Imran Khan Cancer Appeal by Performing in over 20 countries almost continuously …….
Coming back to this performance , I remember this Concert for an literally alive version of “Tum Ek Gorakh Dhandha Ho” performed on special request of Imran Khan , Special Guests include none other than Amitaab Bacchan and Mike Jagger.
You can also see many other famous people here , (if yo are somehow able to keep ears off NFAK) like Sting’sWife. Coming back to the Man himself, as one of our fans wrote in comments , Even though there are many stars present , Nusrat Shines the Most ( Both Visually and Spiritually).
Ya one more thing, a very few of you might be knowing this but Amitaab Bacchan himself became a NFAK fan after attending this night , you can notice him being immensely involved in the Qawwalis unable to hide his excitement (specially during Gorakh Dhandha) .
The other songs performed includes : Allah Hoo, Yeh Jo Halka Halka, Ali Da Malang(twice), Mast Qalandar, Kinna Sonna, Shahbaaz Qalandar ….. aaaah all the greatest stuffed into one performance… Read the rest of this entry