Mumbai: Renowned Ghazal singer from Pakistan, Ghulam Ali has been constantly praying for his friend, Indian ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, who underwent dual life-saving surgeries for brain heamorrhage last Friday.
Ali and Singh were scheduled to perform at a show in Mumbai, Friday morning, but the Indian veteran singer had to be admitted to Lilavati hospital following brain haemorrhage. So the veteran singer from across the border had to enthrall the audiences all alone.
Talking to a daily, Ali had then said, “I was so tense. Irrespective of which country we belong to, our creativity binds us together. I’ve been on the phone with doctors every two hours and finally I’m told he’s stable. I remember him in my namaaz (prayers) everyday. Inshaallah, woh jaldi theek ho jayenge (God willing, he should be fine soon).”
Ali, who had never sung for Hindi films earlier, recorded his first song for Bollywood recently. The film for which Ali has lent his voice is directed by Suhaib Ilyasi and is titled, `498A- The wedding Gift`. The film is based on the abuse of Section 498 A of the Indian Penal Code in dowry cases.
“I don’t usually sing for Hindi films but Suhaib is very dear to me and the song struck a chord. I come from a small village in Pakistan. My work takes me all around the world but every time I go back there, I want to settle there. Desh ki mitti kise bhaati nahin (Who doesn’t like being on home soil)” said Ali.