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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives big honour at Oxford University

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives big honour at Oxford University

The popular qawwal/Sufi singer also got to perform at one of Europe's oldest music rooms
13 Jul, 2016

After years of concerts and movie soundtracks, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan went back to school.

And not just any school. Rahat was at Oxford yesterday to receive an honorary shield from the world-famous university.

Rahat adds an honour from Oxford University to his growing collection
Rahat adds an honour from Oxford University to his growing collection

He also performed at one of the university's most historic venues, the Holywell Music Room.

Rahat performs at Oxford University
Rahat performs at Oxford University

The Holywell Music Room is "the oldest music room of Europe, made in the 17th century, which was specially opened up for Khan sahab," shared his PR rep. "The biggest composers and musicians of the UK & Europe of the last three centuries have made music in that room. It's historically a very prestigious place."

He received quite the warm reception when he arrived:

Rahat's performance was part of a pre-planned jamming session with the Fusion Project, an ensemble of students from Oxford University who strive to revive and make accessible the beauty of Indian Classical Arts, reports Asian Image.

Read more: It used to be scary - Rahat on learning to sing from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The Fusion Project's latest track was a mash-up of Eddie Vedder’s 'Hard Sun' and 'Allah Hoo', one of the most iconic tracks from the repertoire of Rahat's legendary uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. So it's no surprise that the budding musicians were thrilled to have Rahat there to sing with them.

A tabla player touches Rahat's feet as a token of his respect and admiration
A tabla player touches Rahat's feet as a token of his respect and admiration

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Suren Sahni Jul 13, 2016 12:47pm
Rahat one of the Greatest
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Average Joe Jul 13, 2016 01:23pm
Congratulations :)
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Spooky Jul 13, 2016 02:04pm
Icon of Sufi music Congratulation.
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KD Jul 13, 2016 02:19pm
Congratulations Rahat sahib. Very well deserved
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Samsam Jul 13, 2016 07:00pm
Now this is some news. At last recognition for real talent.
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Thoroughthinker Jul 13, 2016 07:58pm
A great achievement! But, greater still are the triceps in the picture above.
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Ritesh Jul 13, 2016 11:16pm
My favourite singer, I can listen to him all day long!
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sultan pervez Jul 14, 2016 05:01am
Well done Rahat sahib. You fully deserved it. Keep it up theres a lot more to come.
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Mala ghosh Jul 14, 2016 12:47pm
Your comment1. I am your big fann 2. U r a ustad of a singing world 3. No one can take place of of rahat sir 4. I want to become as your voice personality 5. You are a rockstar 6. Your voice range more than the harmunium range 7. No one can estimate of your voice quality with musical instrument 8. I wish to meet with you
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