Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who was stopped from performing in Mumbai last year, is all set to perform in Kolkata on January 12.
“Ghulam Ali and his son to perform in the city on Jan 12 at Park Circus Maidan. Colleagues doing presser at 3.30,” TMC national spokesperson Derek O’Brien tweeted.
“Pete Seeger performed at a peace concert at Park Circus Maidan #kolkata in the early 1960s. The music plays on … 2016 Jan 12 Ghulam Ali,” Derek said in another tweet.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in October last year had offered to host the concert of the ghazal singer after the event was cancelled in Mumbai in the face of Shiv Sena threats.
Shiv Sena had then threatened to disrupt the programme warning that no artiste from Pakistan will be allowed to perform in the city till terror emanating from across the border is stopped.