Iconic Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan issued an apology Saturday after a video circulated online showing him physically assaulting one of his students. The controversial footage sparked outrage and condemnation of the renowned artists aggressive behavior.The viral video shows Khan beating the young man with shoes and slapping him repeatedly over a missing bottle. The student was identified as Naveed Hasnain.जिनके सुरीले गीतों पर आप मंत्रमुग्ध हो जाते हैं वो #RahatFatehAliKhan असल जि़दगी में इतने बेसुरे और बेदिल हैं। अपने नौकरों से ऐसे व्यवहार करते हैं। pic.twitter.com/8AHTmLODVk— Ashok Shrivastav (@AshokShrivasta6) January 27, 2024Many Pakistani netizens reacted strongly to the footage, criticizing the singers violent actions.In a follow-up video posted later, a remorseful Khan described the incident as a personal matter between a teacher and his student. Hasnain also appeared in the video standing next to Khan, explaining that the missing bottle contained sacred water from a revered religious figure.راحت فتح علی خان کا وضاحتی بیانمیں لڑکے سے بوتل میں پیر صاحب کا دم کیا ہوا پانی مانگ رہا تھا#RahatFatehAliKhan pic.twitter.com/neewwpm0kC— Pakistan Tourism (@PakistanJannatt) January 27, 2024He is my father and my teacher. He loves us a lot too, said Hasnain. Whoever leaked this video was trying to defame my teacher.Khan stated he had immediately asked for Hasnains forgiveness after the filmed assault.His public apology aims to mitigate damage to his reputation as an icon of Pakistani music following the release of the damning footage. But many will be watching to see if this violent episode truly represents an exception or part of a problematic pattern for the famous artist.