Ghulam Ali Essentials

The poetic musical form of the ghazal has many exponents, among whom Ghulam Ali is one of the true greats. Hailing from the prestigious Patiala gharana from Punjab's heartland, the Pakistani singer was noted for his talent at an early age and encouraged to learn under the wing of the great Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. An able disciple, Ali picked up the nuances of classical Hindustani music and learned to sing thumris and ragas with ease. Soft in tone and gentle in pace, Ali brings a vocal panache to the form. Here's an introduction to a prolific genius who has remained true to his first love.

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