Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali cancels all future concerts in India

LAHORE: Legendary Pakistani Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali has cancelled all his future concerts in India, saying he will not perform in the country until issues between the two neighbouring nations settle down.


Speaking to an Indian news channel, Ustad Ghulam Ali said he was hurt by politics being played over his concerts and upset over how Indian political parties were trying to score brownie points by not letting him perform in the country.

The Ghazal maestro had concerts scheduled in New Delhi and Lucknow, all which have now been cancelled.

Last month, Ghulam Ali was forced to cancel his show in Mumbai, following threats of protest from the Hindu-nationalist group Shiv Sena.

The right-wing organisation demanded that Ghulam Ali be stopped from performing in India which, the outfit said, had no interest in promoting cultural ties with Pakistan.