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In February, Shakil, represented by Hugh Tomlinson QC, argued in the High Court that emails should be blocked.But he lost his bid for an injunction, with Mr Justice Nicklin concluding that the emails hadcaused little more than “annoyance or distress”.The judge said Shakil played a “significant role” in Spotify and was a close personal friend of Mr Ek.But part of his brother’s grievance was that his role within the company and his relationship with Mr Ek was downplayed and that he “varnished the truth” about his influence and position within Spotify.Tanweer now claims he was portrayed as an “obsessive and vindictive individual” in court and wants to clear his name.He is discussing his legal action with lawyers but says he will pursue his brother for defamation, harassment or malicious prosecution.The two brothers have not spoken for 18 months and he admits that the row had “devastated” their mother. Tanweer, front, and Shakil Khan as children  But he adds: “It was only a very one-sided view that emerged in court, a lot of evidence was redacted. I was portrayed as an obsessive, vindictive individual.“My motivation now is to tell my side of the story and fix my reputation. It’s gone past the point of no return.“Of course I’m sad about that but this is how he has treated me.”Shakil told the Telegraph that as far as he was concerned their fallout over the court case ran its course months ago.“I am not aware of any legal action having been brought by Tanweer,” he added. “If any proceedings were brought, they would be completely baseless.” Shakil Khan of SpotifyCredit:Sascha Baumann/Getty Images Tanweer, front, and Shakil Khan as children  The brother of a Spotify entrepreneur is planning a new “David and Goliath” legal battle claiming he is owed thousands after his sibling “maliciously pursued” him in court.Tanweer Khan, 48, an investment banker, says his name was dragged through the mud when his brother, Shakil, sought a High Court injunction to stop him from sending “harassing” emails detailing his criminal past.Shakil, an investor in the digital music service, argued that emails sent by his brother should be blocked in a bitter row as Spotify prepared to go public on the stock exchange.The two brothers had fallen out in 2016, a court was told, when their mother’s house was sold. Tanweer claims his brother, who at the time was in severe financial straits, never handed him his share of the profits.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The row escalated when Shakil, 44, contributed to a podcast last year. Tanweer attacked his brother’s public presentation of his criminal record as “a varnishing of the truth” and the court was told he had been “incensed” when his brother accused their father of beating him up during his childhood in Dagenham.Tanweer sent some 70 messages to his brother, as well as Daniel Ek, the Spotify chief executive, and other associates between late 2016 and 2017, making various allegations that formed the basis of the original court case earlier this year. Shakil Khan of Spotify Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.

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