Ustad Ghulam Ali (born 5 December 1940) is a Pakistani ghazal singer of the Patiala Gharana . He is not to be confused with the Indian classical singer Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, in fact, Ghulam Ali was a disciple ("shagird") (of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and Chhote Ghulam Ali, who is another Pakistani singer in the "Qawwal Bachhon ka Gharana".
Ghulam Ali is considered to be one of the best ghazal singers of his era. His style and variations in singing Ghazals has been noted as unique, as he blends Hindustani classical music with ghazals, unlike any other ghazal singer. Highly popular in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as among South Asian diaspora in the USA, the UK and the Middle Eastern countries. Many of his hit ghazals have been used in Bollywood movies. His famous ghazals are Chupke Chupke Raat Din, Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat Thi, Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Kiya Hai Pyar Jisé, May Nazar Sé Pee Raha Hoon, Mastana Peeyé, Yé dil yé pagal dil, Apni Dhun Mein Rehta Hoon a ghazal by Nasir Kazmi, "Ham ko kis k gham ne mara". His recent album "Hasratein" was nominated in the Best Ghazal Album category at Gima 2014.
In 2015, due to protest by Shiv Sena at Mumbai, his concert was cancelled. After this, he received invitations from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. After this cancellation, he performed at Lucknow, India., New Delhi And in Trivandrum, and Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
In a news item reported in 2015, Ghulam Ali has said that he won't perform in India in the future. He said that he does not want to be used for political mileage.