Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receiving an honourary shield from Oxford University.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receiving an honourary shield from Oxford University.

Rahat Fateh Ali receives a shield of appreciation from Oxford University

Apart from receiving the honourary shield, the famous singer also performed at the historical Holywell Music Room

The famous singer isn't thinking of pursuing a degree at this age, rather he was honoured with a shield by the prestigious Oxford university for his contribution to music. Apart from that, he also performed at the university's most historic venues, the Holywell Music Room. The legendary singer praised The Fusion Project students and shared a snippet of his performance in the historical music room on Twitter.

The Holywell Music Room was built in the 17th century and has the honour of hosting music greats from the last three centuries and what's more, it was opened especially for the Pakistani singer. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sang a mashup of popular qawali, Allah Hoo, and Eddie Vedder’s Hard Sun.

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, while thanking the university, expressed that he was missing his mentor, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali, immensely.

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Rahat Fateh Ali was already in UK for the promotion of his 'UK Tour 2016' when he received the shield. The tour will take place from August 12 to 14. His latest single, Jag Ghoomeya - from Salman Khan's film Sultan - is a huge hit with the audiences. he was seen humming and talking about the song in a number of his interviews held in the UK.

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It is heartening to see we have a singer who's carrying forward the legacy (and creating his own on the way) of legends like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and receiving as much appreciation as the legend.