Rahat, the Legendary Singer, Apologizes for Video Showing Him Beating a ‘Student’ Amid Online Backlash in Pakistan


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a legendary singer, issued an apology and took responsibility for a video that surfaced showing him physically abusing his “student”. The singer explained that the incident was a “personal matter between a teacher and his student” and identified the person in the video as Naveed Hasnain. Hasnain clarified that the video was over a missing “bottle” containing water sanctified by a pir, and that he had misplaced it. The singer, who is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and grandson of Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, has received numerous accolades for his contributions to music, including being awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University in 2019.


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