According to TV reports, Rahat Sahab is saved in the accident. Some TV Channels earlier reported that Rahat Fateh’s car was crashed.
The incident took place in Chicago, where Rahat had earlier performed in a concert. 4 persons injured in the incident while his Indian manager Chitresh Srivastav(who is said to be the brother of Indian Music director Aadesh Shrivastav) got killed at the scene.
Updated 5/9/2011 – 12:24: Bhavesh Patel the event organizer for Rahat Fateh’s 8:30 pm show at the Villa Park revealed, “Rahat Fateh Sahab was supposed to be in the car, but for some reason he got on the bus with the rest of the band,“
The car model – 1999 Lexus SUV – that was carrying managers and promoters as part of the Bollywood troupe’s caravan from Detroit to Chicago, unfortunately faced an accident on Saturday afternoon. According to some eye witnesses, high speed was the main reason of this horrible accident.
Rahat and the band, who were in deep shock after this tragic news, were able to play their show for the 4,000-some strong crowd at the Odeum Center Saturday night but as told by the event organizer Bhavesh Patel, “it was very emotional.”
News source: TV Channels/Mlive