NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra met renowned Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali on Friday and the singer has agreed to perform in the capital in December.
Mishra had invited the singer to perform in Delhi on Thursday after a concert in which he was expected to perform in Mumbai was cancelled following threats from the Shiv Sena.
In a tweet, Mishra had said: “Sad that Ghulam Ali is not being allowed in Mumbai, I invite him to come to Delhi and do the concert. Music has no boundaries”.
On Friday, Mishra and Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Kalkaji Avtar Singh met the 75-year-old singer in Kalkaji. According to sources in Delhi government, Ali has accepted the government’s invite and has agreed to perform in Delhi in December.
The singer, who has a vast fan following in India, was scheduled to perform in concerts in Mumbai and Pune this week as a tribute to late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh on his death anniversary. The show in Mumbai, however, was cancelled after the Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt the concert.