Shocking video of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan thrashing a man over bottle goes viral

A video of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan thrashing a man has gone viral. Khan later clarified after the video caused controversy.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan thrashing a man over bottle goes viral
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is seen beating his servant with a slipper in a viral video. (Photo: Screenshot)


Iconic Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani artist, attempted to downplay a viral video that allegedly showed him savagely thrashing a man with his shoe, whom he said was his disciple.
The footage shows the popular Qawwali singer continuously striking and punching him while asking about a “bottle”. The man is seen appealing with the singer, claiming he had no idea about it. In another scene, some individuals attempted to pull the singer away in order to save the student.

Samaa TV, a Pakistani channel, identified the man as an employee and stated that such violent behaviour among artists is a concerning trend.

Mr Khan, the nephew of famed Qawwali musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, later explained that it was a private matter between a “ustad and his shagird (teacher and disciple)”. He shared a video of the man who was beaten up, as well as his father, to explain his conduct.

“This is a personal matter between An Ustad and Shagird. He’s like my son. This is the relationship between a teacher and his disciple. If a disciple does anything good, I demonstrate my affection for him. “If he does something wrong, he will be punished,” he stated in the video.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan stated that he had also apologised to him following the incident.In the clarifying video, the man who was beaten admits to misplacing a container carrying holy water, which resulted in the incident, but stated that he had no malicious intent. “He is like my father. He has a lot of love for us. “Whoever shared this video is attempting to defame my ustad,” he continued.
His father also backed Mr Khan, emphasising the relationship between ‘ustad and shagird’ in the art of Qawwali.

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