Dubai: Before kicking off a thrilling live performance here, Pakistani Sufi singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan dedicated the evening to the victims of the Mumbai terror strikes.
The famous singer of many hit Bollywood songs expressed sadness at the loss of lives and expressed solidarity with the family of the deceased.
“Murder of an innocent is like murder of entire humanity,” he said, before his live performance, yesterday evening.
A one-minute silence was also observed before the concert – Sufiana the Revival Sounds of the Soul – got underway. The singer, who has several recent Bollywood hit numbers to his credit, later enthralled a fully packed audience with his soulful numbers.
His songs ranged from ghazals to qawwalis interspersed with his recent Bollywood hits. Rahat presented his most popular number, Jiya dhadak dhadak jaaye twice from the film Kalyug apart from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s composition Damadam mast qalandar, Mera piya ghar aaya and Aafreen Aafreen.