Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's daughter speaks out against copyright infringement of his songs

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's daughter speaks out against copyright infringement of his songs

“I am the only heir of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, " says Nida Nusrat
02 Jun, 2018

The daughter of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan says she will take legal action against those who are involved in infringement of copyrights of the iconic singer’s songs.

“I am the only heir of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the copyrights of my father’s songs are only with me. How can people take financial benefits by singing my father’s songs,” deplores Nida Nusrat.

Speaking at a news conference at the Lahore Press Club on Friday, she regretted that people had made fake pages using the name of her father Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on social media websites such as Facebook. “Even Wikipedia did not respond to my emails and now I plan to take action against it as well,” she said.

“I shall officially launch a collection of songs my father had sung. When my father died I was very young and moved along with mother to Canada. Those were difficult times and we faced a lot of hardships and people took advantage of that and started infringing upon copyrights of my father’s songs,” she said.

She said a company by the name of Khokar Productions was involved in infringement of copyrights and there were some other people too in India and Pakistan.

She also dispelled the impression that she was married to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. “There is no truth in it. Coincidentally, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s wife is my namesake.”

Asked about any differences she is rumoured to have with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, she vehemently denied it. “Rahat had taken forward legacy of my father and there is no question of differences with him; he is just like a brother to me,” said Ms Nusrat.

Originally published in Dawn, June 2nd, 2018


Ahmad Kainth Jun 02, 2018 12:03pm
Good step. This action could have been taken early. I support this action completely. Go for legal actions. He is legend and we have a duty to support her daughter in this noble work.
Qazi G @ Multan Jun 02, 2018 12:10pm
Very very sad. I am with the daughter of late Nusrat Fateh Ali. I love him. It is completely wrong. I condemn it. I do strongly strike against all related singers+musicians. This is shameless, ridiculous & hated activity.
Junaid Ali Jun 02, 2018 12:47pm
Wellsaid Nida Nusrat take action against those who have copied your dad song and now making lots of money
Junaid Ali Jun 02, 2018 12:49pm
Take action against bollywood they’re the biggest copycats ever they don’t any creativity they copy songs from Pakistan and movies from Hollywood
Sohail Jun 02, 2018 02:20pm
She is right. Legislative action should be taken against fraudsters.
Abdul Wahid Khan Jun 02, 2018 07:14pm
Ms. Nina Nusrat must move foreword as quickly as possible. This is her right as she is the only heir of this great singer.
kash Jun 03, 2018 05:53am
she is in canada so she does not need any help, she will get the things done accordingly.
Khan Jun 05, 2018 11:48am
Cheats should be apprehended. Bollywood is the biggest culprit in stealing Nusrat’s tunes.
Abdul Nasir Jun 09, 2018 04:59am
That is very nice action . i hope you will successful in this action.