Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Sufi qawwal, was an exceptionally talented musician. He produced some of the most memorable tunes when he was still alive. His songs and qawwalis have still remembered, sung, re-sung, and altered 24 years after his death. This is a reality that cannot be disputed.
There have two Indian adaptations of NFAK songs. “Akhiyan Udeek Diyan” a song from the upcoming film ‘Shiddat’ has granted credit by the composers. It’s important to note that ethical practises had adhered to. As a result, NFAK has given credit for being the original composer of the hypnotic piece.
Moreover, Neha Kakkar and Farhan Sabri adapted “Dulhe Ka Sehra” and “Bol Kaffara” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and gave credit where credit was due.
NFAK’s qawwalis and songs have appeared in Bollywood adaptations and rip-offs over the years notable examples including the famous “Mera Piya Ghar Aya” and “Kinna Sona Teno Rab Ne Banaya“.
As long as credit has provided, it’s always nice to see sectors appreciate. They create a bigger audience for other industries’ work.