There will always be ghazal admirers, singers: Ghulam Ali

By HT

Ghulam Ali doesn’t need an introduction. One of the most revered ghazal performers on the circuit and the voice behind gems such as ‘Awargi’ and ‘Hungama hai kyon barpa’, his popularity knows no borders. At the launch of his biography penned by Bhavesh Seth and Sadhana J recently, he talked about the future of the ghazal scene and his chemistry with good pal, the late Jagjit Singh.

How did you choose to become a ghazal singer?
It was my father’s (Ustad Daulat Ali Jafferi) dream. He named me after the ghazal legend Bade Ghulam Ali saab, under whom I was fortunate enough to train. I have been practising since the age of nine.

How has the journey been so far?
Thaqawat mein toh raha hoon par safar bohot khushnuma raha hai