Lucknow: Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, who on Wednesday announced he was cancelling all his scheduled concerts in India, will, however, go ahead with his performance at the Lucknow Mahotsava later this month, a top official said on Thursday.
Lucknow district magistrate Raj Shekhar told IANS that the organising committee members contacted the singer’s programme coordinators and they confirmed that while other concerts were off, the event in Lucknow was very much on.
“We have confirmation that in Lucknow, Ghulam Ali will be coming to perform,” he said.
Ghulam Ali was in Lucknow last month and met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
In the city for a concert, Yadav told the singer that he was of the view that politics should not be mixed with music and culture.