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Five songs that Bollywood blatantly copied from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. And their original versions

Five songs that Bollywood blatantly copied from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. And their original versions

Sufi, Qawwal singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan would have been 67 today. The musical genius gave the some incredible music in his lifetimes- some of which are still remembered, sung and adapted.

One of the greatest singers of his generation in the genre of qawwali, Khan brought the modest form of devotional singing to international attention. He collaborated with and influenced countless musicians.

While he composed music for only three films in India, his music was balatantly copied by Indian composers in the early 1990s. Most of them were blockbuster hits. Here is a look at 5 songs that Indian composers copied from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and also original ones.

Mera Piya Ghar Aaya

Music Composer: Anu Malik

Film: Yaarana

The original

Kitna Pyara Tujhe Rab Ne Banaya

Music Composer: Nadeem-Shravan

Film: Raja Hindustan

..and the original

Mujhe Ek Pal Chain Na Awe

Music Composer: Nadeem-Sharavan

Film: Judaai

The original

Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai

Music Composer: Vedpal

Film: Souten Ki Beti

The original

Kisika Yaar Na Bichde

Music Composer: Nadeem Shravan

Film: Shreeman Ashique

The original

first published:October 13, 2015, 18:17 IST