Ghulam Ali
Ghulam Ali
Ghulam Ali

Ghulam Ali is a Pakistan-based ghazal singer who belongs to Patiala Gharana and is most liked as a ghazal singer in his era. He learned ghazal singing from Bade Ghulam Ali and also got training from Ghulam’s younger brothers Mubarak Ali and Barkat Ali. He has a unique style that’s not matched with any other singer as he merges Hindustani classical melody with his ghazals.

Ghulam is very popular in Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and among the Southern-Asian diaspora in the UK and USA. His hit ghazals are used in Indian films. In 2015 Shiv Sena’s protests at Mumbai led to the cancellation of his concert. This article contains all the information about him, including Ghulam Ali Biography.

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Personal
Name:Ghulam Ali
Famous As:Ustad Ghulam Ali
Native name:استاد غلام علی
Nationality:Pakistan
Residence:Sialkot District, Punjab, Pakistan
Religion:Islam
Profession:Singer music composer
Awards :Pride of Performance Award in 1979 by the President of Pakistan & Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award (Star of Excellence) in 2012 by the President of Pakistan
Instruments:Vocals, harmonium
Years active:1960–present
Gharana:Patiala Gharana
Film music credits:Nikaah, Aaj Ka Boss, Dada, Chand Bujh Gaya, more
Started Singing:For Radio Pakistan, Lahore in 1960
Born
Date:5 December 1940
Place:Kaleki, Sialkot District, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan)
Family
Parents:Daulat Ali
Career
Occupation(s):Singer
Genres:Hindustani classical music ghazal playback singing

Ghulam Ali Biography

Ghulam Ali Biography

His popularity as a ghazal singer is not only limited to Pakistan only bit Indians also praise his singing and this popularity led him to work with a renowned Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle. As a child, he got an opportunity to sing in front of prominent singer Ustad Bade Ghulam and this performance made him hi student.

He is lucky enough to have the supervision of Ustad Bade Khan who honed his singing skills. Ali not only sings Urdu ghazals but has equal command of singing Nepali ghazals in the Nepali language. His concert at the Taj Mahal is memorable.

He became 1st person to be awarded Bade Ghulam Khan laurel in Feb 2013. In 2016 he received the 1st Swaralaya Global Legend prize at Trivandrum. He is also the recipient of Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

Ali Date of Birth

He opened his eyes on 5th Dec 1940 in Kalekay Nagra, British India. He lives in Lahore with his family.

Education of Ali

He learned ghazal singing under the supervision of his from Bade Ghulam Ali and also got training by Ghulam’s younger brothers Mubarak Ali and Barkat Ali.

Ghulam Ali Family

His father gave him the name ‘Ghulam Ali’ as he was a true fan of Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan. Ghulam Ali met Ustad Bade Ghulam for 1st time in his teenage. Ustad had a tour to Kabul and when he was returning back to India Ghulam’s father requested Bade Khan to make his son his student.

Ghulam Ali family

Career

Initial Career

In 1960 he began working for Radio, Pakistan in Lahore. Besides singing ghazals he composed music for ghazals and these compositions are Raag based. His work is mostly liked for merging of Gharana-Gayaki into ghazals and this combination touches people’s hearts.

Popularity in Pakistan and India

He sang Punjabi music too, and his Punjabi songs are popular as well. His popularity isn’t limited to Pakistan only but he is equally popular in India. He made music albums with legendary and renowned Indian singer Asha Bhosle.

Appearance in Indian Cinema

He appeared in Indian cinema with a movie song ‘Chupkay Chupkay Raat Din’ penned down by poet Syed Fazl-ul-Hassan in Baldev Raj Chopra’s movie ‘Nikah.’ His popular ghazals are ‘Awargi’ and ‘Hungama Hei Kyu Barpa.’

Sang Nepali Ghazals

He also sang Nepali ghazals such as ‘Kina Kina Timro Tavir,’ ‘Gajalu Tee Thulaa Thulaa Ankha,’ ‘Ke Cha Ra Djun,’ and ‘Lolaeka Tee Thula’ with a renowned Nepali composer Deepak and a popular singer and singer Narayan Gopal. Nepal’s King Mahendra wrote these songs.

Ghulam Ali Songs

Discography

  1. Teray Shehar Main
  2. Mehtab
  3. Lamha Lamha
  4. Madhosh
  5. Passions
  6. Khushboo
  7. Raba Yar Mila Dey
  8. Sajda
  9. Wisaal
  10. Parchaiyaan
  11. Aabshar
  12. The Enchanter
  13. Awaragi
  14. Husan-e-Ghazal
  15. Khawhish
  16. Haseen Lamhay
  17. Anjuman Behtreen Ghazlain
  18. Dil Lagi
  19. Geet Aur Ghazals
  20. Haseen Lamhay
  21. Hungama Live in Concert-Volume One
  22. Mast Nazrain
  23. Once More
  24. Sadgi
  25. Poems of Love
  26. Suno
  27. Surag
  28. Sougat
  29. Soulful
  30. The Golden Collection
  31. Janay Walay
  32. Chup Kay Chup Kay
  33. Rang Tarang
  34. Kalam-e-Muhabbat
  35. With Love
  36. The Best of Ghulam Ali
  37. Aitbar
  38. Ghulam Ali Volume one & two
  39. Adab Ustad
  40. Moods & Emotions
  41. Aik Ehsas
  42. Meraj-e-Ghazal

Ghulam Ali list of Ghazal

Ghulam Ali Songs

  1. Aah Ko Chahye Ik Umar
  2. Apne Dhun Main Rehta Hun
  3. Aye Husn-e-Beparwah Tujhe Shola Kahoon
  4. Apne Tasveer Ko Ankhon Sey
  5. Awaragi
  6. Arz-e-Gham Se Bh Faida Tu Nahein
  7. Tere Yad Yad
  8. Baharon Ko Chamman
  9. Saaqi Sharab La
  10. Bata Do Tm Hamain
  11. Barsan Laagi Sawan
  12. Bechain Bohat Phirna
  13. Chup Chup Kay Piyo
  14. Chamkatay Hwe Chand Ko Toota Hwa Tara
  15. Dard-e-Dil Dard Ashna Janay
  16. Dil Buk Buk
  17. Dil Main Ik Lehar Se
  18. Dareechay Bey-Sada Koi Nahein Hai
  19. Dil Jala Kay Muskuratay Hain
  20. Dil Dhadaknay Ka Sabbab
  21. Faslay Aisay Bh Hun Ge
  22. Heer
  23. Hadaf-e-Gham Na Kiya
  24. Gajalu Te Thula Thula
  25. Hm Teray Shehar Mein Aye
  26. Hum Tu Kitno Ko Mahzabeen Kehtay Hein
  27. Hm Kis Ke Gham Ney Mara
  28. Hungama Hei Kyun Barpa
  29. Itne Mudat Bad Milay Ho
  30. Jin Kay Honto Pay Hansi
  31. Kache Dewar Hun Thokar Na Lgana
  32. Kese Chali Hei Ab Kay Hawwa
  33. Kal Rat Bazam Mein
  34. Kal Chaudhween Ke Raat Th
  35. Kehtay Hein Mjhse Ishq
  36. Khuli Jo Ankh
  37. Khushbu Gubchay Talash Karte Hei
  38. Jhushbu Jesay Log Milay
  39. Ke Puchday Ho Hal
  40. Kina Kina Timro Tasvir
  41. Kiya Hei Payar Jis Se
  42. Koi Umeed Bar Nahein Ati
  43. Koi Hamnafas Nahein Hai
  44. Mein Nazar Se Pe Raha Hun
  45. Mehfil Main Bar Bar
  46. Meray Shoq Da Nae Eitbar Tenu
  47. Niyyat-e-Shouq Bhar Na Jae Kahein
  48. Ne Chambay Diye Baandh Kaliyay
  49. Pata Lga Menu Hun Ke Judae
  50. Pata Pata Boota Boota
  51. Pehle Waari Aaj Hona
  52. Phr Saawan Rut Ke Pawan Chali
  53. Rah-e-Ishq Ke Inteha Chahta Hun
  54. Phr Kisi Rah Guzar Par Shayad
  55. Ranj Ke Jub Guftugu Honay Lage
  56. Shaug Har Rang
  57. Roya Krain Ge Ap Bh
  58. Tamam Umar Tera Intizar Kiya
  59. Tmhray Khat Main Naya Aik
  60. Ye Batain Jhooti Batain hein
  61. Ye Dil Ye Pagal Dil
  62. Wo Kabhi Mil Jaein Tu

Social Media Handles

His social media account include

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