One of the leading singers of Bollywood and acclaimed Pakistani Sufi Singer, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was detained at the Delhi airport for possessing undeclared currency of US$1.24 lakh, says a source.
There were around 16 troupe members with Khan, who were on their way to Lahore via Dubai by an Emirates flight, said the DRI officials. As per the rule, a foreign national cannot carry beyond US$5000 in cash and US$5000 in other instruments but 37-year-old Khan was held with US$10,000 and US$8,600 in demand drafts and some Traveler Cheques.
Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is the nephew of renowned Pakistani singer Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and best known for his song “Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji” in the movie Ishqiya, for which he got the FilmFare award for the Best Male Playback singer. Khan has worked for few international albums too such as Four Feathers and Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.