LAHORE: The daughter of late Qawwal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan said Saturday she planned to take legal action against those 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, said while addressing a news conference at the Lahore Press Club on Friday.
“If anyone wants to sing my father’s songs, they need to seek permission from me,” she asserted.
She said Khokar Productions, a company involved in the infringement of copyrights, had been sent a legal notice.
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.”
“A lot of people spread rumours that Rahat and I are married but there is no truth in that,” she added. “Coincidentally, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s wife is my namesake.”
She continued, “Even the information on Wikipedia is incorrect.”
Nida also lamented that people have made fake pages using the name of her father Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on social media websites.
She further shared that she had established an institute by the name of “The Real NFA” that will provide a platform for aspiring singers.