“I am the only heir of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and have no siblings. How can people take financial benefit by singing my father’s songs without permission?” Nida Nusrat, Khan’s daughter, said at a presser in Lahore’s press club on Friday.
Nida Nusrat daughter of late Pakistani music legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has vowed to leave no stone unturned and will take legal action against those infringing on copyrights of her father’s songs.
“After my father’s death, I possess the rights to his music,” said the singing legends daughter in her debut media appearance. Not holding back she went on to allege that Khokhar Productions, a local music firm, had forged her signatures and fraudulently acquired rights to her father’s music. “I have issued them a legal notice and also sought compensation,” she said, adding that there were others in India and Pakistan involved in similar copyright violations.
She also dispelled the impression that she was married to Khan’s son, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. “There is no truth in it. It’s a coincidence Rahat’s wife is my namesake.”