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ON SONG Ustad Ghulam Ali in performance
ON SONG Ustad Ghulam Ali in performance

Ghulam Ali charmed audiences at the Amity campus recently

Recently, the master of ghazals, Ustad Ghulam Ali serenaded the music lovers at the Amity School campus. The occasion was the ninth annual business summit of Amity International Business School. Ali has a deep charismatic voice with which he can effortlessly express a variety of emotions. His first ghazal for the evening, "Dil-e-nadan" by Mirza Ghalib was well received by the audience. He then rendered a rare work of Ahmad Faraz, "Phir isi rehguzar par shayad". No singer has ever recorded this ghazal and Ali politely asked the cameras to stop recording. "I am singing for the people, not for the camera." "Yeh baatein jhooti baatien hain" by Ibn In Shah followed. "People say I don't know how to sing if I don't sing this ghazal," he joked. He also recited the eternal couplets like "Roz kehta hoon bhool jaaon use, roz yeh baat bhool jata hoon," of Ahmed Farazin between the ghazals which swept the audiences off their feet. Apart from ghazals, he sang melodious nazms like a Punjabi translation of Ghalib's Persian work, "Mere shauq ka nai aitbaar tainu". When he asked for requests from the audience, everyone asked for "Chupke chupke". This timeless ghazal by Maulana Hasrat overwhelmed the jam-packed ground, as he rendered an unrecorded version also.He concluded the evening with his very famous works, "Hungama hai kyon barpa" and "Dil me ek leher si."




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