Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:59:41 GMT

Artists don't subscribe to India-Pakistan differences: Ghulam Ali

Mumbai: Music knows no boundaries and legendary Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali says the unrest between his homeland and India is political and artists don't subscribe to that.


Artists don't subscribe to India-Pakistan differences: Ghulam Ali

"Whatever differences and controversies are there between India and Pakistan, they are all political. Musicians and artists don't subscribe to that. In fact music lessens differences. It spreads love and creates a tranquil atmosphere," Ghulam Ali told IANS in an interview.

"There is no difference between us; the same kind of music, the same ragas - our culture is the same," he added.

Ghulam Ali's love affair with India is old and the 69-year-old has a huge fan following thanks to his ghazals "Apne dhun mai reheta hun", "Dil dhadakne ka sabab", "Dil mein ek leher si uthi hai abhi", "Hungama hai kyon barpa", "Kal chaudvin ki raat thi" and "Mehfil mein baar baar".

Apart from his non-film ghazals, he has been popular in India for his renditions in films like "Nikaah" and "Awaargi". Tracks like "Chupke chupke" ("Nikaah") and "Chamakte chaand ko" ("Awaargi") were highly popular.

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