Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Oxford University for his work and devotion to Qawwali, a form of Sufi music.
Dr Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was among the eight people who were conferred with the degree this year.
‘Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. Born into a family whose name has become synonymous with South Asian musical tradition, he began formal training at the age of seven and has since released more than fifty albums, performed in numerous high-profile concerts across the world, and amassed a global following, achieving over one billion views online. He has sung more than fifty title tracks of television serials and over one hundred film songs in both Hollywood and Bollywood.’