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Who is Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, new ‘singing sensation’ in Pakistan?

05:00 PM | 5 Mar, 2023
Who is Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, new ‘singing sensation’ in Pakistan?
Source: Chahat Fateh Ali Khan/Facebook

Chahat Fateh Ali Khan is a new social media sensation, but his name must not be confused with the names of legendary Pakistani singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

His real name is Kashif Rana and the 56-year-old self-proclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer is a minicab driver from London.

He was born in Lahore in 1966. Although very little information is available about his family, but available data suggests he is married.

Chahat became an overnight sensation on social media in Pakistan after his anthem for the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL8) went viral last month.

Besides doing live Facebook sessions, Chahat had been posting videos on his social media platforms during the lockdown period. Due to his popularity, he is now being invited to wedding functions. Some of his widely heard songs include “Mast Mast Sharabi, “Tun Tuna Tun”, and “Pehli Wari Aj Ohno”.

In a recent interview with a local TV channel recently, Chahat said,“I feel very honoured. I thank Allah for all this as three of my six songs released in the last six months became hit.”

“And especially, Ye Jo Pyara PSL Hai, has been watched by millions of people on social media so far,” he added.

Another interesting fact about Chahat is that he was once part of a musical band in Sheikhupura, a small city in Punjab. He studied at the Government College and then at Punjab University.

When asked about his future plans, Chahat said he was determined to pursue a career as a singer. His net worth is said to around Rs20-30 million — but there’s no proof, of course.

Although he is not related to the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan family in any way yet he continues to grab a lot of attention due to his unique name and his parodies of several songs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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