Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Mumbai’s Loss Is Delhi’s Gain As AAP Govt Invites Ghulam Ali To Hold Concert In Capital

Published on 8 October, 2015 at 12:13 pm By

A day after Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai was called off, the acclaimed ghazal singer that the development has left him “hurt”.


Advertisement

The concert that was to be held on October 9 was cancelled on Wednesday evening following threats from political group Shiv Sena.

The party protested that a Pakistani artist should not be performing at the event especially looking at the current situation at the Indo-Pak border.

 

The announcement about the cancellation was made by the organisers of the event, Panache Media, who, after a meeting with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said:

“Ghulam Ali’s programme has been cancelled. Neither Ghulam Ali nor any Pakistani artiste will be performing at the October 9 event.”

The organisers then added that “Uddhav saab” is a huge fan of Ghulam Ali would have himself attended if the concert happened.

“But unfortunately the conditions at the border right now forced them to oppose the concert,” they said.

It must be noted that the decision was taken despite Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis snubbing Shiv Sena’s earlier proposal to cancel the concert.


Advertisement

He had at that time said that adequate protection would be provided to Ali while pointing out that the concert is organised annually in memory of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh.



 

A heartbroken Gulam Ali said:

“Atmosphere is not conducive for me to perform, but such controversies spoil people’s ‘sur’(note). I am not angry, I am hurt. In love, such things don’t happen,”

He then went on to remember Indian ghazal singer  Jagjit Singh addressing him as his “good brother”. Ali said that wherever they met and performed ‘they were one’.

Following the organisers announcement, the Delhi government on Thursday invited the Pakistani singer to perform in the national capital instead.

Sending an invite to Ali, Delhi’s Culture Minister Kapil Mishra sent out a Tweet early Thursday morning, that said:


Advertisement

There has been no official announcement made by the Delhi Government yet, nor has Ali reacted to the invite yet.

Advertisement

Latest Stories

48 Best Chanakya Quotes You Should Read To Get Success In Life

48 Best Chanakya Quotes You Should Read To Get Success In Life


Best of Pankaj Udhas Ghazals That Can Help Lift Your Mood And Your Mind Too

Best of Pankaj Udhas Ghazals That Can Help Lift Your Mood And Your Mind Too


Interesting Facts About The RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Interesting Facts About The RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat


Interesting Tidbits About the Bill Gates House, The Richest Man’s House In The World

Interesting Tidbits About the Bill Gates House, The Richest Man’s House In The World


Looking For A Good Place to Trek? Know About Kheerganga & Its Trekking Options

Looking For A Good Place to Trek? Know About Kheerganga & Its Trekking Options


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Music

Popular on The Web