Ghulam Abbas KhanAn artist of international repute, Ustad Ghulam Abbas Khan has performed extensively in many prestigious Festivals and Concerts in different places of India and abroad, namely UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Fiji Islands, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Oman and Bhutan.
He was invited by the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Oman to perform Ghazal and Hindustani Classical Music in 2003. In 2006, He was invited by the Government of Mauritius to perform for the 100th Birth Anniversary of Sir Abdul Razzak Mohamed. Under the sponsorship of ICCR, he was invited by the Indian Embassy in Bhutan to perform for the Royalty of Bhutan on the occasion of Republic Day of India in 2015.
He has composed and performed works of the major Classical poets of Urdu Ghazal like Mirza Ghalib, Meer Taqi ‘Meer’, Siraj Aurangabadi, Ustad Zauq, Hakim Momin Khan ‘Momin’, Daagh Dehelvi, Hasrat Mohani, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmad ‘Faiz’, Firaq Gorakhpuri and many others.
In 1991, he composed and sang for a documentary based on the life of Maulana Hasrat Mohani for Doordarshan channel.
In 2008, he composed and performed for a musical based on the life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, titled ‘Sheeshon Ka Maseeha’ at Nehru Center and ISKON . While in 2009, he composed and sang for a musical based on the life of Allama Iqbal, titled ‘Naya Shivala’ at Nehru Center and ISKON.
From 2013, he has been involved in a musical called ‘Ghalib Rang’ based on selected letters from the life of Mirza Ghalib. He has composed and sung for this musical which has already done many successful shows in India and abroad. This musical is directed by Janab Iqbal Niyazi, narrated by Tom Alter, Deepti Naval and Juhi Babbar Soni. In 2015, this play had a very successful show in Tagore Society, Singapore.
In 2014, he composed and sang 27 Ghazals of Classical Urdu poets, especially the Classical poets of the Deccan for DD Urdu Channel in a serial titled ‘Ghazal Usne Chhedi Hai’.
Ustad Ghulam Abbas Khan is not only a vocalist and composer but also a talented Urdu poet. He has released a compilation of his Urdu Ghazals and Nazms titled ‘Badalte Mausam ki Khushboo’ (2013) published by Takhleeqkar Publishers, Delhi.