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Kublai Khan

The grandson of marauding conqueror Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan is famous as the founder of the Yuan or Mongol Dynasty of China. Kublai Khan centralized taxes and administration, improved agriculture, …

Zenchis Khan

[great chief ]. A title assumed in 1206 by Temoudin, a Persian rebel, in the presence of 100 tribes. His progress was like that of a destroying angel, and by his sword Persia became part of…

Genghis Khan (Temujin)

Genghis Khan was the official title of a Mongol warrior named Temujin, a 13th century ruler who founded an empire that included parts of China, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. After a child…

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

RaptureMusic Club In world music as in other kinds, stunning voices win more new audiences than ace bandleaders or instrumentalists. And one of the most stunning vocalists ever is Pakistan's N…

Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Akbar KhanmusicianBorn: April 14, 1922Birthplace: Maihar, India Ali Akbar was born into a family steeped in the traditions of Indian court music. The family music ancestry dates back to th…

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali KhansingerBorn: 10/13/1948Birthplace: Lyallpur, Punjab Province, Pakistan Called “Shahen-Shah-e-Qawwali” (The Brightest Star in Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was…

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanPakistani singer Khan, Pakistan's best-known, most talented qawwali singer brought Sufi devotional songs to the West through his collaboration with Eddie Vedder on the sou…

Jamil Khan 1998 Deaths

Jamil KhanAge: 22 professional snowboarder who just missed qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team that competed in Nagano; died in an area called the “Poop Chute” when a 20-foot sec…

Abdul Qadeer Khan,

Pakistani scientist considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, admitted in February that he had passed on designs and technology for building nuclear weapons to other…

Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan,

Pakistani computer engineer and al-Qaeda operative, was captured in Pakistan in July. The CIA found files on his laptop computer that indicated al-Qaeda had conducted detailed reconnaissance …