Pakistani ghazal singer Ustad Ghulam Ali, who had cancelled his concerts in Mumbai and Delhi over Shiv Sena protests, will perform in West Bengal and Kerala next week, said reports.
The West Bengal event will be held at Park Circus Maidan on 12 January. The music maestro will be accompanied by his son Aamir, disclosed Trinamool Congress spokesman Derek O' Brien on Twitter.
"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, (sic)" Derek tweeted in another post.
The announcement comes after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offered to make arrangements for the ghazal maestro's concert in the city.
"After the Mumbai concert was cancelled, our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wanted him (Ghulam Ali) to perform in Kolkata, and so we followed it up with him and invited him to perform at our function. He has written back confirming his presence," PTI quoted TMC parliamentarian Sultan Ahmed as saying.
In Kerala, Ali will perform in two events: one in Thiruvananthapuram on 15 January and the other in Kozhikode on 17 January.
In October, Ghulam Ali was forced to cancel his concerts in Mumbai and Pune after the Shiv Sena staged protests saying India could not have cultural ties with Pakistan as the neighbouring country was violating ceasefire continuously and killing Indian jawans.
He had backed out from his Delhi programme in November citing personal reasons.