Dr Nashenas (Sadiq Fitrat) was born in Kandahar but lived most of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is ethnic Pashtun from the Kaker tribe. He sings in both of Afghanistan’s languages, Dari and Pashto as well as in Urdu. He is believed to be currently residing in London, England. While growing up his family stressed to him the importance of religion. He is said to have developed an interest in music. In the early 1970s, Nashenas traveled to the Soviet Union where he obtained his doctorate in Pashto Literature from Moscow State University. He is popular among the populations of both Afghanistan and Pakistan, specially in the Pashto-speaking areas like the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Quetta and other cities with large number of Afghans and Pashtuns . He is also popular because he sang Ghazals of Iqbal (Allama Iqbal). He has a following among the singers of new generation as well, who are noted to imitate his style of singing.