Sahir Ali Bagga alleges Rahat Fateh Ali Khan did not credit him for ‘Zaroori Tha’

Sahir Ali Bagga alleges Rahat Fateh Ali Khan did not credit him for ‘Zaroori Tha’

The singer asked for an explanation and demanded his 'right'.
Updated 04 Apr, 2024

Singer Sahir Ali Bagga has alleged that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan did not credit him as a creator for ‘Zaroori Tha’ — a song released in 2014 — and that he had “pieces of evidence” that Khan failed to give him credit on other instances.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Bagga maintained that Khan was “the best talent of Pakistan” and that Bagga himself always attempted to help Pakistani talent be recognised globally.

He claimed, however, that he created ‘Zaroori Tha’, not knowing that it would become “a historic song of the Pakistan music industry”. Bagga stated that the song was currently “at the top in terms of Pakistani music industry, and content” and had almost two billion views on YouTube.

The ‘Mumkin To Nahi’ singer said it was his right to be credited as a creator and demanded an explanation as to why Khan, the “hero of the project”, was not giving him credit.

Immediately after Bagga’s claims, Images reached out to Khan and his team for a comment but is yet to receive a response.

Referencing a deleted Instagram story where he dubbed Khan a “hypocrite”, Bagga said that if he called someone a hypocrite he “called every person a hypocrite who wants to hide the truth and is trying to kill someone’s right”.

He requested that he be given credit for the song because it was his “right” and because he did not want junior artists who idolised him to “face problems in their struggle”.

“Apart from this I have no intention of saying anything bad about anyone,” he concluded.

Hailing from Lahore, Bagga is a popular singer, music director and composer. He recently composed for the Pakistani film, Zinda Bhaag (2013). He also appeared in Coke Studio Season 10 for ‘Dhola’ opposite Aima Baig.


Taj Ahmad Apr 04, 2024 06:57pm
Both are well respected and great singers and the stars of Pakistan.
shahram khan Apr 04, 2024 08:37pm
I never knew it was a bagga production. Rahat should give credit where it is due.
NYS Apr 04, 2024 11:16pm
CREDIT CALLS Rahat F is in hot water for past few months you must credit Bagga where it's due ... Similar objection rose by Sheraz Uppal when Aima B didn't credit for song "Fankari "
Kartar Singh Apr 04, 2024 11:45pm
Hypocrite, he treats others badly and steals others songs without acknowledging them . Poor artist no scruples.