Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives an honorary shield from Oxford University of England.

With years of recognition under his belt, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has now been recognized by the prestigious Oxford University, where he received an honorary shield for his accomplishments in artistic services and contribution to music.

But that was not all! The musician also had a chance to tour a 200-year-old music room which was specially opened for him to visit.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives an honorary shield from Oxford University of England.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives an honorary shield from Oxford University of England.

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.

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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.”

Rahat Ali Khan performs with the Oxford band, The Fusion Project.
Rahat Ali Khan performs with the Oxford band, The Fusion Project.

During the ceremony, the singer also performed with Oxford University’s Fusion Project students which according to Asian Images, strives to revive and make accessible the beauty of Indian Classical Arts.

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Their latest track was a mash-up of Eddie Vedder’s ‘Hard Sun’ and ‘Allah Hoo’, one of the most iconic tracks by Rahat Fateh Ali’s legendary uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, that the band was more than happy to play along with the renowned singer.

 

“The award is to be given by Oxford University will not be just for me but for the entire Pakistani nation and its music industry,” Rahat said in a statement.

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