Top Ten Ghazal Singers

This list quotes the top ten ghazal singers of all time. They are ranked based on their work, popularity and recognition.

The Top Ten

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. - sumitsinha2000

The delivery and "card" in his voice is incomparable

I think jagjit singh is better than ghulam ali and ghulam ali is also not greater than mehdi hassan

He is the best

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2 Ghulam Ali

The kind singing he has done, no one would ever be able to reach nearer to them, he is singer of style and variety, he inspires me to always go for harder path, he is the Dare-Devil as well as Michael Anglo of singing.

He is the master of gazals and no one can touch his feet

He is my favourite singer. I like his singing!

He is the best gazal singer. He is better than jugjit singh.

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3 Mehdi 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.

I love mehdi hassan

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4 Hariharan Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma more.

When he take ghazal in his own way it seems magical.

The versatile genius, the perfect singer.

One of the grate singer in India

His songs are amazing and versatile. He sings very well in number of different languages.

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5 Adithya Srinivasan

This boy is a revolution. He sounds like he's been singing for decades though he's just little over 2 decades old. A legend in the making.

I just watched this young lad on YouTube, oh my god! He sounds so good and looks so nice!

He is the future of Indian music. such a sooting voice.

Aditya's voice is like a honey..

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6 Pankaj Udhas

He sounds like a gal at times!

Awesome song

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. - rebecabonham

7 Runa Laila

Nice singer in Bangladesh

I love you with respect

She's way to old to perform any more. Used to sing well in her yester years!

She is my favorite

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8 Talat Aziz

Why is he even on this list? He sings like some old hag!

He is a singer who is no more in the race.

Talat Aziz is an authentic ghazal singer.

He was very handsome..kaise sukoon his best performance in Hyderabad...i was there ๐Ÿ‘

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9 Anup 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.

He is the best ghajal singer than the other

He is best his pronounsiation is great. He sings ghazals with heart. I like him very much. I pray him long health life. My request please sings more beautiful ghazals for his lovers. Abid

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10 Begum 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 is number 1 for all time

Hiii, I think begum akhtar was the greatest ghazal singer of all time I think she should be on number 1 because she was the first to spread ghazals in india... Jagjit singh pankaj udhas and all others are below her because the difficulties which she face no one faced because they came after her... If you like my point please vote

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The Contenders

11 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

He was my best.. No one can take his place ever... I have no words for him.. He is the master of masters

He is the best singer of all times

Best forever


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12 Chandan Dass

One of the best,wonderful voice

Very sweet voice and emotional itonation

Magical Golden silken Voice. God's gifted singer.
One among his millions of admirer - Dinesh Jaju

13 Lily Chakraborty

Best female ghazal singer of this time

14 Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and one of the most popular and successful singers of the Hindi film industry. Rafi is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent.

Best of all time

Heavenly voice

Without him people wont find bolywood so melodious.

Rafi,you were,you are and you will be one of the greatest

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15 Pervez Mehdi

Shreya ghoshla

Maestro parvaiz mehdi sab is the only singer who sings from innermost core of the heart. He can be called as "soul khan saab" title or "pt aatma raam jiji" title. If you listen him for a week you will come to know what he is.

16 Asad Amanat Ali Khan

Beautiful singer..

17 Abida Parveen

She is one of the best ghazal maestro of modern era...


Very powerful voice...& great woman singer๐Ÿ‘

18 Ashok Khosla
19 Jaspreet 'Jazim' Sharma

She sings so calmly that every one wants to listen him one more time

He is the Youth Ambassador for Ghazal

20 Yateesh Acharya

One of the finest artist continuing the legacy of Ustad Mehdi Hassan.

Yateesh Is definitely one of the versatile singer in current generation. He has an amazing voice quality.

Very good ghazal singer

Dedicated to Guzals only

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21 Talat Mahmood

He should be on the list. "The King of Ghazals".

22 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, live performer, host and actor. He sings in Hindi and Kannada language films.

No one can catch the level of singing, he is peerless

Best singer

He sings gazal really well... such as: rang aur noor ki barat ๐Ÿ˜

23 Chand Afzal Qadri
24 Chitra Singh

Excellent duo with Ghazal Master Jagjit Singh

She is one of the most best gazal singer in india... I love her voice.and I just want to listen her live.
"Best gazal is humko dushman ki nigaahon se na dekha kijiye"
and second was
"Mera dil bhi shouk se todo"
Such great voice

25 Arijit Singh Arijit Singh Arijit Singh is an Indian playback singer and music programmer from West Bengal who sings Bengali and Hindi songs.
26 Pooja Gaitonde

Excellent... she puts life into the Gazhal or Qwallli

27 Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received twelve National Film Awards, twenty Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

The best Indian singer of new sweet and lovely lady

28 Penaz Masani
29 Runit Arya

A soulful voice with depth of emotions. New upcoming star

30 Bohemia
31 Shishir Parkhie
32 Atif Aslam Atif Aslam Muhammad Atif Aslam is a Pakistani singer and film actor. His movie debut was the 2011 social drama Bol.

Awesome voice

33 Papon Papon Angarag Mahanta, known by his stagename Papon, is an Indian singer, composer and record producer from Assam.

Papon is the replacement of jagjit singh


34 K. L. Saigal

It is Saigal who brought the Ghazal into the mainstream & made it popular amongst masses. He was the original, with his style & diction he popularised the ghazals of Ghalib, Mir & old masters..His name should be the first in the list.


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