Top Ten Ghazal Singers

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1
Jagjit Singh
Listening him from my school days.His voice feels like God is speaking.His diction of Urdu is unbelievably amazing.His songs are so soothing and having such pain that gives Ghazals a real meaning.He is not just maestro he is God of Ghazals himself.

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The delivery and "card" in his voice is incomparable
King of Modern ghazal singing.
[Newest]I think jagjit singh is better than ghulam ali and ghulam ali is also not greater than mehdi hassan

2Mehdi Hassan
The softness of his voice intermingles with the sad poetry to create a very soulful experience.
He was the best of all time. No one can compete his voice. Best voice I have ever heard.
The softness of his voice as well as the perfect singing definitely makes him the top choice for a singer. His ghazals sure touch the heart. While jagjit singh made ghazals famous among the present generation, he can not be classified as a better "singer" than Mehdi Hassan or Ghulam Ali for that matter.
[Newest]Best of all time

3Ghulam Ali
He is the master of gazals and no one can touch his feet
He is a best singer I love his singing
Awesome. Only 1 In world who is upto the level of mehdi hassan & begum akhtar.

4Hariharan
Indian best Ghazal Singer.
One of the grate singer in India
Best singer in India

5Adithya Srinivasan
One of India's best ghazal singers and arguably the youngest ghazal singer in the world. His recent work 'Gham-e-Duniya' was download extensively on Apple iTunes and topped many world music charts. Considered to be one of the most soothing voices in the music fraternity by his fans.

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6Pankaj Udhas
Indian singer, credited in the Indian music industry, along with other musicians like Jagjit Singh and Talat Aziz, with bringing the Ghazal style to the realm of popular music. He rose to fame for singing in the 1986 film Naam, in which his song "Chitthi Aayee Hai" became an instant hit.

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7Runa Laila
Nice singer in Bangladesh
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Bangladeshi singer who started her career from Pakistan film industry and sings in Ghazals also. She made a pair with singer Ahmed Rushdi after replacing Mala. She also has done playbacks for movies in Bangladesh, India and Pakistani film industries during late 60s, 70s, and the early 80's. Her best known number is Dama Dam Mast Qalandar.

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8Anup Jalota
Sound that comes from the soul
Anup jalota is the only modern Indian singer who really sings ghazals in ghazal style. He applies different classical music surs. I can compare him with ghulam ali and mehdi hasan. Other popular singers like jagjit and pankaj simply sing the ghazals like ordinary dongs. They don't qualify as ghazal singers.

9Talat Aziz
Popular ghazal singer from Hyderabad, India. His first major performance was in Hyderabad at a place called King Kothi. He sang before a crowd of over 5, 000. He sang Kaise Sukoon Paoon and some ghazals by noted shaayars of Hyderabad. Though he was nervous at his first performance in front of audience yet he performed well.

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10Begum Akhtar
She is the best in my opinion, she has sung different ghazals in different manner. With a soulful, classical voice of hers even those songs have become alive which sound dead flat in the voice of other singers.
She must be placed at second number. After mehdi hassan she is the best
She was a great ghazal singer ilike very much her voice & style

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11Lily Chakraborty

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