Indian singer known for performing in the Ghazal design. He performed in the 1986 film Naam, where his music “Chitthi Aayee Hai” became popular and catapulted him to stardom. He began monitoring classical tone of voice while at college or university, and released his 1st Ghazal recording in 1980. In 2006, he was granted the Padma Shri, India’s 4th highest civilian honor. He previously two daughters, Nayaab and Reva, along with his wife Farida. He sang “Mahiya Teri Kasam” with Lata Mangeshkar for the 1990 film Ghayal.