Fact Check: Old Concert Video Of Afghan Singer Goes Viral as Australian Singer Performing KL Saigal’s Song

A video has gone viral claiming that an Australian singer performing Indian singer KL Saigal’s Hindi song ‘Aye katibe taqdeer’. Many users have shared the video praising the singer’s talent for reviving the late Indian singer through his voice.  

A Facebook user posted the viral post with a caption: _*एक आस्ट्रेलियनने स्व. के एल सहगल को ज़िन्दा कर दिया।*_ _*एक बार सुनके देखें, रोंगटे खड़े हो जाएंगे आपके….ज़रूर सुनिए बेहद उमदा।*_ _*कोई शब्द नहीं प्रशंसाके लिए। खासकर संगीत प्रेमियों के लिए….सुनकर तबियत प्रसन्न हो जायेगी।*_ (English translation:  _*An Australian himself. Made KL Sehgal come alive.*_ _*You will get goosebumps after listening once….must listen very nice.*_ _*No words to praise. Especially for music lovers….the health will be happy after listening.*_)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the video keyframes, we found a YouTube video on an unverified channel, dated May 19, 2018 and titled: Dr Nashenas Best Performance in Australia (Must Watch) – Aye katibe taqdeer. 

The keyframes of the YouTube video match with the viral video and the title indicates that the singer’s name in the video is Dr Nashenas, the same name we see at the beginning of the viral clip. 

Going through the biography of Dr Nashenas, famous singer and musician from Afghanistan, it was found that he has produced more than 270 Farsi songs, over 100 Pashtu and more than 60 songs in Urdu.

The official YouTube account of the singer accommodates a video that matches exactly with the viral clip, which proves that the singer in the video is Dr Nashenas. We could not find any credible news source claiming that Nashenas is a Australian.

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral video claiming an Australian singer sang a song by KL Saigal is false.

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