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Legendary Qawwali singer-songwriter Rahat Fateh Ali Khan visits Newham

PUBLISHED: 18:25 08 September 2017

L to R: Sunrise Radio presenter Shabnam Sahi and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

L to R: Sunrise Radio presenter Shabnam Sahi and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

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Famed Pakistani musician Rahat Fateh Ali Khan brought Bollywood bangers to Upton Park on Wednesday.

Hundreds of fans waited outside Green Street’s East Shopping Centre for the chance to snap a selfie with the singer-songwriter, widely credited for bringing Qawwali music to the world stage.

Rahat treated them to a rendition of fan-favourites Mere Rashke Qamar (The moon is also jealous of your beauty) and Afreen Afreen (Praise to her creator, praise to her creator).

The singer is in the UK to promote his upcoming tour, where he will perform his greatest hits, as well as the music of his late uncle and music tutor Nusrat, to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

He is the latest South Asian star to visit the shopping centre, following on from Indian actor Anil Kapoor and cast members from the Hindi-language soap Gangaa last year.

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