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Ghulam Ali’s magic spell bounds audience at PNCA 

22 Oktober 2010 10:56:00

Ghulam Ali’s magic spell bounds audience at PNCA

Sohail Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) has witnessed a houseful crowed where Famous ghzal singer Ghulam Ali enthrals audience with his magical voice at PNCA auditorium on Thursday evening.

The programme was organised be PNCA in collaboration with ministry of cultural affairs with having federal minister of cultural affairs, Pir Aftab Shah Jilani as chief guest on the occasion.

The PNCA auditorium was overcrowded with the audience who were gathered there from various parts of twin cities and suburban areas to witness their favourite singer performing live.

Ghulam Ali started his thrilling performance with a ghzal ‘har ik baat pe kehtay ho k tu kia hay’ written by legendry Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib by saying “every ghzal programme should be started with Ghalib’s poetry because he deserves it”. Then he continued with heart touching ghazals of Hakim Momin, Dagh Dehlvi, Mir Dard and Ahmad Faraz.

He also sung an unplugged version of Ahmad Faraz’s ghzal ‘isi rahguzar per shayd, phir ham milain magar shayd’ in such a beautiful way that totally spell bound the audience. The ghazals that completely steal the hearts were his most famous ‘chupkay chupkay raat din’, ‘chmaktay chand ko’ and ‘pehli vaari’.

Famous TV actor and current director of PNCA, Toqeer Nasir and film director Sangeeta was also present there. The function remained continue for more than two hours when Ghulam Ali ends with a Manqbat-e-Mola Ali.

Audience highly appreciated the magical voice of Ghulam Ali and they also up lauded PNCA on organising this special event. Tehmina Naz who had came from Quetta especially with the purpose to listen Ghulam Ali said that before attending this event, she was familiar with the voice of Ghulam Ali and was very eager to see him performing live and her dream came true today. “I am very thankful to PNCA that has provided me this chance” she said.

“I really enjoyed a lot this evening and PNCA is doing a great job by organising such events which are helpful in keeping alive the trend of classical music which is the main identity of Pakistan” said Yasir Khan, another spectator. “Organising the live concerts of great singers like Ghulam Ali is the only way to promote the music” he added.—INFN