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 singer Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (of whom he was a disciple) or Chhote Ghulam Ali, who is another Pakistani singer in the "Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana".
Ghulam Ali is considered as one of the best ghazal singers of his era. His style and variations in singing Ghazals has been noted as unique, as he blended Hindustani classical music with ghazals, unlike any other Ghazal singer. Highly popular in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as amongst 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 Rahahoon, Mastana Peeyé, Yé dil yé pagal dil, Apni Dhoon Mein,"Ham ko kis k gham ne mara", His recent album "Hasratein" was nominated in the Best Ghazal Album category at Gima 2014.
Recently due to protest by Shiv Sena at Mumbai his concert was cancelled.after this he got invitation from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, West bangal CM Mamta Banerjee and U.P CM Akhilesh Yadav. After this cancellation he performed at Lucknow.
In a news reported recently 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.