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Ghazal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good ghazal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top ghazal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ghazal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all ghazal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ghazal bands of all time, since the most famous ghazal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ghazal music.

You can click on the ghazal band names to see more information about that particular notable ghazal group. If they're near the top of the best ghazal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top ghazal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the ghazal band names themselves.

These artists, like Mohammed Rafi and Shreya Ghosal include images when available. Dowvote the artists you don't like and upvote the ones you do. The order changes depending on votes. Thumbs down the artists you don't think should be on this list. Not a fan of Jagjit Singh or Ghulam Ali? Them thumbs them down.

All important, significant and iconic names in ghazal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new ghazal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of ghazal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into ghazal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good ghazal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent ghazal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best ghazal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest ghazal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular ghazal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Hariharan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Hariharan Ghazal, Filmi

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28 10
Shreya Ghoshal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Shreya Ghoshal Ghazal, Indian classical music, Filmi

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31 13
Jagjit Singh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Jagjit Singh Ghazal, Folk music, Classical music

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20 9
Ghulam Ali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Ghulam Ali Ghazal

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22 11
Mehdi Hassan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Mehdi Hassan Ghazal, Classical music

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26 15
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Qawwali, Ghazal, Fusion

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20 13
P. B. Sreenivas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
P. B. Sreenivas Ghazal, Carnatic music

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42 35
Yateesh M. Acharya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Yateesh M. Acharya Ghazal, Thumri

9
28 22
Mohammed Rafi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Mohammed Rafi Qawwali, Ghazal, Indian classical music

10
22 17
Jatil Sharma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Jatil Sharma Ghazals

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18 14
Abida Parveen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Abida Parveen Qawwali, Ghazal

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18 14
Chitra Singh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Chitra Singh Ghazal, Folk music, Classical music

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15 11
Begum Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Begum Akhtar Ghazal, Thumri

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7 3
Sadhana Sargam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Sadhana Sargam Indian classical music

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16 13
Mukesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists

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10 7
Roop Kumar Rathod is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Roop Kumar Rathod Ghazal, Film score

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9 6
Asha Bhosle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Asha Bhosle Pop music, Folk music, Indian classical music

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13 11
Amir Khusrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Amir Khusrow Qawwali, Ghazal, Khyal

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11 10
Mohammad Hussain Sarahang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Mohammad Hussain Sarahang Ghazal, Thumri, Khyal

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10 9
Lata Mangeshkar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Lata Mangeshkar Indian classical music, Classical music

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9 8
Anup Jalota is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Anup Jalota Ghazal

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7 6
Runa Laila is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Runa Laila Ghazal, Fusion, Pop music

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8 8
Malika Pukhraj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Malika Pukhraj Ghazal, Indian folk music

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14 15
Ahmed Rushdi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Ahmed Rushdi Hip hop music, Qawwali, Ghazal

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7 8
Ghulam Abbas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Ghulam Abbas

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7 8
Alka Yagnik is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Alka Yagnik Filmi

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5 6
Pt. Goviind Prasad Jaipurwale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Pt. Goviind Prasad Jaipurwale

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3 4
Vithal Rao is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Vithal Rao Ghazal

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3 4
Hirabai Barodekar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Hirabai Barodekar Ghazal, Thumri, Khyal

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2 3
Farida Khanum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Farida Khanum Ghazal

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2 3
Beltoon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Beltoon Ghazal

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8 10
Jasvinder Singh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Jasvinder Singh Ghazal

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1 2
Tina Sani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Tina Sani Ghazal, Classical music

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7 9
Sonu Nigam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Sonu Nigam Pop music, Indian pop, Film score

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6 8
Farhad Darya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Farhad Darya Ghazal, Pop music, Classical music

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5 7
Shaan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
tejaswi-automobile added Shaan Bollywood, Indian pop

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3 5
Beauty Sharma Barua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Beauty Sharma Barua Ghazal, Folk music, Indian classical music

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3 5
Tahira Syed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Tahira Syed Ghazal, Indian folk music

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3 5
Parvati Kumari is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Parvati Kumari Qawwali, Ghazal

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3 5
Asif Mehdi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Asif Mehdi Ghazal

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3 5
Munni Begum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Munni Begum Ghazal

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2 4
Qamar Gula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Qamar Gula Ghazal, Pop music, Classical music

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2 4
Hamid Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Hamid Ali Khan

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2 4
Mohammad Din Zakhil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Mohammad Din Zakhil Ghazal

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2 4
Asad Amanat Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Asad Amanat Ali Khan Ghazal, Classical music

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2 4
Nashenas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Nashenas Ghazal

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2 4
Naim Popal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Naim Popal Ghazal, Pop music, Dance music

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2 4
Pamela Jain is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Pamela Jain Ghazal, Pop music, Hindustani classical music

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2 4
Haidar Salim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Haidar Salim Ghazal, Pop music, Classical music

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8 11
Babbu Maan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ghazal Bands/Artists
Babbu Maan Ghazal, Pop music, Folk music