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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He is the only one who makes the three generations, lovers of ghazals.His voice is many more times sweeter than any other ghazal singer. Ya, he is the real God of Ghazals. Sangeet amar hai, Jagjeet amar hai.
Jagjit Singh Ji is the real "GHAZAL SAMRAAT". His voice has a magic and touches the core of heart... He is the real Superstar and best singer on the earth ever and forever...
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2Ghulam Ali
He is the master of gazals and no one can touch his feet
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. Many of his hit ghazals have been used in Bollywood movies.

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AWESOME Singer... He is the master of Gazal and the Best singer.
I love All the songs of Gulam Ali..

3Mehdi 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.
Compare to him with any other is insult for gazals itself he is far ahead
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4Adithya 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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5Hariharan
Indian playback singer who has sung for Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Telugu films, an established ghazal singer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music. His melody is strongly appreciated by the film fraternity. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India and is a two-time National Award winner.

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

6Runa Laila
Nice singer in Bangladesh
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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7Pankaj 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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8Talat 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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9Begum Akhtar
Well known Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Govt. Of India. She was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals).

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10Anup Jalota
Best known for his performances in the Hindu devotional music bhajan and the Urdu form of poetry, ghazal.
He is popularly known as the "Bhajan Samraat" (Emperor of Bhajans). Padma Shri for 2012 has been conferred upon him in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal by Government of India.

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