Ghulam Hassan Shaggan

Singer, Musical Artist

1928 –


Who is Ghulam Hassan Shaggan?

Ghulam Hassan Shaggan is a Pakistani classical singer of the Gwalior Gharana. His father’s name was Bhai Lal Mohammad, who belonged to the Gwalior-Kapurthala Gharana.

Ghulam Hassan Shaggan, along with his father and family, moved to Pakistan in 1947 and settled in Lahore. His father Bhai Lal was appointed music supervisor at Radio Pakistan where the son started performing. This was a time of intense emotional and financial troubles which abated over a period of 12 years, as Shaggan gained recognition and started performing more frequently at Radio Pakistan, The All Pakistan Music Conference, and other events in Pakistan and abroad.

Among several titles and awards, Shaggan received the Sangeet Samrat at the music conference in Calcutta in 1962, the Pride of Performance in 1988 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2000 from the Government of Pakistan. He received countless awards and titles during his 1962 tour of India. He was conferred with the titles of Sangeet Rattan, Sangeet Alankar, Sangeet Samrat, Sindh Sangeet Mandalam and King of Music from the Sindh Sangeet Mandal in Mumbai. On the same tour, he was presented with a certificate of recognition by sarod maestro Hafiz Ali Khan.

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  • Pakistan
Lived in
  • Amritsar

on July 23, 2013


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