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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sings Lata Mangeshkar's 'Allah Tero Naam' for peace project


Khan has joined hands with Kaushiki Chakraborty to recreate the song as a part of an India-Pakistan peace project.

IANS

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has sung a rendition of Lata Mangeshkar's 'Allah Tero Naam', says he prays for peace between India and Pakistan.

Khan has joined hands with Kaushiki Chakraborty to recreate the song as a part of an India-Pakistan peace project. The song also has the original voice of Mahatma Gandhi in the background as he recites a speech on peace and tolerance.

The initiative is taken by The Fusion Project, an Oxford-based band of Western and Indian-classical musicians, read a statement to IANS.

"I selected this song because it gives me the message of peace. It gives a message of unity. Music to the recreated version has been given by one of my students from the Oxford University," Khan said.

"When they played the song, I felt really nice. Peace between India and Pakistan is not just my wish. It is perhaps the wish of most of us. After all, we belong to a very similar culture," he added.

Earlier this year, Khan faced a backlash for singing the song titled 'Ishtehar' — a soulful rendition — for Indian film production Welcome To New York (2018).