Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan was a prolific
vocalist of the Patiala Gharana. Born in Patiala
in 1902, he is often referred to as the ‘King of Light Classical Music’. In 1962, he was awarded Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to Indian classical music. In 1967, he was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi
Award; he died the same year.