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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Receives Honorary Degree from Oxford University

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The international music icon has received the degree of Doctor of Music at the Encaenia ceremony on 26th June 2019

Another proud moment for Pakistan as our famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan recieves the honorary degree from Oxford University.

Ruling over our hearts with his soulful voice, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has a huge fan following worldwide. Not only in Pakistan, but the singer has also produced many iconic songs for Bollywood as well.

Earlier in March, the prestigious Oxford University announced the names of eight people who will receive honorary degrees this year. Proudly, our famous singer was also among those names and he received the honorary degree from Oxford University on 26th June.

Here are the pictures of RFAK from the award yesterday!

The music maestro announced this big news back in March and said that it’s an “incredible honour”!

Here’s what Rahat Fateh Ali Khan wrote:

“It is an incredible honour to be recognised by Oxford University, a world famous educational institution. The 26th of June will be a very special for me, my family and everyone who has been part of this journey with me. I am proud that my music has touched all corners of the globe and I want to thank Oxford University for giving me this honour and recognising my work in this way.”

Recognizing the services of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for the music industry of South Asia, Oxford University wrote:

 “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.”

Oxford University also bestowed honorary degrees to Jennifer Doudna, Andrea Ghez, Yo-Yo Ma, Simon Wessely, Daniel Kahneman, Shafi Goldwasser and Cyrus Poonawall at its annual Encaenia ceremony.

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