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Which poet from India is regarded as the 'Father of Qawwali' ?

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Which poet from India is regarded as the 'Father of Qawwali' ?
posted Jul 16, 2015 by Upma

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Amir Khusrow

He is regarded as the "father of Qawwali" (a devotional music form of the Sufis in the Indian subcontinent), and introduced the ghazal style of song into India, both of which still exist widely in India and Pakistan.
He is also credited with introducing Persian, Arabic and Turkish elements into Indian classical music and was the originator of the khayal and tarana styles of music.

answer Jul 19, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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