Mumbai: The acclaimed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was arrested this Sunday, at the Delhi airport, for possession of undeclared currency. It seems that the sufi singer had in his possession one lakh dollars.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a real hit singer in Bollywood when it comes to playback. The singer had arrived in New Delhi at the time. He had just descended off the flight from Karachi when the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had sent down personnel to intercept the singer. According to a reliable source, the personnel from DRI acted on some prior information, but the source was not revealed to the public.
The nephew of the legendary Pakistani singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, aged 37 years, had been involved in a similar controversy earlier before. It seems that the organizers of a concert in Gurgaon had filed a complaint against Rahat last year in July, as he received the money but did not appear to the show to perform.
The singer has several hits to his credit. He sung “Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji”, for which he won the Best Male Playback Singer Filmfare Award.