Rahat says don’t need permission to sing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Qawalis

Web/ Desk: Renowned musician Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has said he does not require permission from anyone to sing the qawalis of his late uncle, legendary Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, according to a private news channel.


When asked if he does or would require permission to sing the qawalis of the late maestro, Rahat Fateh Ali told media men, “I’m the successor and the adopted son of my ustad and Uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Why would I need permission?

On Friday, Late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s daughter  expressed her concerns over the copyrights infringement of the Qawwal maestro’s songs.

She plans to take legal action against those involved in in infringement of copyrights  of the Qawwal maestro’s songs.
While addressing a news conference at Lahore Press Club on Friday Nida Nusrat said“I am the only heir of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the copyrights of my father’s songs are only with me.”

“If anyone wants to sing my father’s songs they need to seek permission from me,” she asserted.

Responding to a question whether she will also take legal action against Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who sang Nusrat’s songs for Bollywood, Nida said, “Rahat is my brother and I will not take any action against him.”


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