It was only yesterday when renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan made headlines when he paid homage to his uncle, maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 24th death anniversary.
Following the tribute, a video of the O Re Piya crooner went viral on social media where he could be seen showering his love on NFAK’s manager Haji, Iqbal Naqeeb. In the aforementioned clip, Rahat could be seen hugging Iqbal, adding how he holds the latter in high regard. “We are one and we will always be one,” Rahat said in the video.
Soon after the video went viral on Twitter, many fans expressed concern over what seemed to be Rahat’s ‘inebriated’ state.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s viral video is a perfect example of why you should avoid overdosing on “Toot Siah”.
— AN AMBIDEXTROUS BEING (@iamsufyanali) August 16, 2022
Earlier, Rahat took to the micro-blogging website to remember his mentor and the late legend. “You touched countless lives during your life and even after your death,” he pointed out. “You live through your music and your family legacy. You will always be missed!” he added.
You had touched countless lives in your lifetime & even after your death, you live through your music & your family legacy, You will always be missed!
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – October 13, 1948 – August 16, 1997 pic.twitter.com/6LVQVKbxKf
— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) August 16, 2022
Nusrat’s first public performance was a studio recording broadcast as part of an annual music festival organized by Radio Pakistan, known as Jashn-e-Baharan. Khan sang mainly in Urdu, Punjabi and occasionally in Persian, Brajbhasha and Hindi.
Nusrat also teamed up with Peter Gabriel for the soundtrack of The Last Temptation of Christ in 1985, with Canadian musician Michael Brook on the albums Mustt Mustt (1990) and Night Song (1996) and with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder in 1995 on two songs for the soundtrack to Dead Man Walking. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Natural Born Killers. His album Intoxicated Spirit was nominated for a Grammy award in 1997 for best traditional folk album.