Ghulam Ali to perform in Delhi in December

New Delhi: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, whose concert in Mumbai this week was cancelled following threats from the Shiv Sena, will now regale his Indian fans at a show here in December.

The news was confirmed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

“Ghulam Ali Sahib. Hum apke bahut bade fan hain (I’m a huge fan of yours). Abhi apse baat karke bahut acha laga (I felt really good to talk to you). Thanks for agreeing to do a program in Delhi in December,” Kejriwal posted on his Twitter page on Friday.

Delhi’s ruling AAP on Thursday had invited the noted singer to perform here after he cancelled his Mumbai concert.

The 75-year-old was scheduled to perform in Mumbai and Pune this week as part of the death anniversary tribute to singer Jagjit Singh. But the show in Mumbai was called off on Wednesday after the Shiv Sena threat.

Ghulam Ali made an entry in Indian cinema with his popular song “Chupke chupke raat din” for B.R. Chopra’s “Nikaah”. He has legions of fans across the world, and was “hurt” when his concert in Mumbai had to be cancelled as he shared that he aims at spreading the message of love and peace through his music.