Web Desk (June 04, 2018): Renowned Singer and musician Rahat Fateh Ali Khan said he did not require permission from anyone to sing the Qawwalis of his late uncle, legendary Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
When asked if he does or would require permission to sing the Qawwalis of the late maestro, Rahat Fateh Ali said: “I’m the successor and the adopted son of my Ustad and Uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Why would I need any permission?“We are a family … everything belongs to us as a family and we have never been divided.”
Responding to a question as to whether she would 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.”
Earlier, the daughter of late Qawwal Nusrat Fateh Ali had asserted that she intended to take legal action against anyone involved in the copyright infringement of the maestro’s songs.
“I am the sole heir of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the copyrights of my father’s songs are only with me,” Nida Nusrat, the daughter, had said while addressing a news conference at the Lahore Press Club on Friday.