October 13: A Day Regarded to Shahenshah-e-Qawwali

Today’s article will talk about some personalities and how their contribution benefited them as the runner ups for different Nobel Prizes.

October 13 is associated as the day which belongs to the Shahenshah-e-Qawwali of the world. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was regarded as the King of Qawwali in the history of the world. Take a look at the blog to know more about him and this day.

1948 –  Birth Anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

(The King of Kings of Qawwali)

Pervez Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997), commonly known as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani performer, artist, and music chief, fundamentally a vocalist of Qawwali music. He was portrayed as the fourth most prominent artist ever by LA Weekly in 2016. He possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at an elevated level of power for a few hours. He belonged from the Patiala Gharana broadening the 600-year old Qawwali convention of his family and is generally attributed to introducing Qawwali music to worldwide audiences. He is prominently known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, signifying “The King of Kings of Qawwali.”

1987 – Oscar Arias got the Nobel Peace Prize 

(Oscar Arias)

Oscar Arias Sanchez, (born on September 13, 1941), was a Costa Rican politician who played the role of president of Costa Rica and was the beneficiary of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987, organized on October 13  for his Central American peace plan. It was a harmony activity during the 1980s to settle the military clashes that had plagued Central America for a long time, and at times (generally Guatemala) for quite a long time. It is based upon preparation laid by the Contadora Group from 1983 to 1985.

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1987 – Death Anniversary of Kishore Kumar 

Kishore Kumar (born 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was an Indian playback singer, actor, music director-producer, and screenwriter. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, he sang in many different genres. Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, and Urdu. He also sang on private albums in several languages, especially in Bengali. He holds the record for winning the 8 Filmfare Awards in that category.

1999 –  Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the 3rd Prime Minister of India 

(Vajpayee Ji with Russian President )

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s three terms of leadership took place from 1996, 1998  – 1999, and from 1999 to 2004. On October 13, 1999, Atal Bihari Vajpayee took oath as Prime Minister of India for the third time. The BJP-led NDA had won 303 seats in the 543 seat Lok Sabha in the aftermath of Kargil operations, thereby securing a comfortable, stable majority. The coalition government that was formed lasted its full term of 5 years and it was the only non-Congress government to do so.

2000 – Kim Dae Jung got the Nobel Peace Prize

(Kim Dae-Jung at Korean Reunification)

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2000 was given to Kim Dae-Jung for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general on October 13.As the president of South Korea(1998 – 2003), he is regarded for the peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular. With great moral strength, he has stood out in East Asia as a leading defender of universal human rights against attempts to limit the relevance of those rights in Asia. His commitment in favor of democracy in Burma and against repression in East Timor has always been considerable.

Muhammad Yunus got the 2006 Nobel Prize 

The Nobel Prize of 2006 was declared for Professor Muhammad Yunus on 13 October for his progressive arrangement of miniature credit that is small advances to business visionaries too poor to even think about qualifying for conventional bank advances that have helped millions to get away from neediness. He set up the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, filled by the conviction that credit is crucial common liberty. His goal was to assist poor people to escape from destitution by giving credits on terms appropriate to them and by showing them a couple of sound money related standards so they could support themselves.

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