SRINAGAR — After giving a platform to Kashmir folk music, Bollywood music director duo Salim–Sulaiman has collaborated with yet another folk artist to produce a sensational melody. This time, the renowned music director duo Salim–Sulaiman has joined forces with esteemed Kashmiri folk singer Gulzar Ahmad Ganie for an upcoming project.

As per the news agency KNO, the music directors announced the collaboration on their social media handles, which has raised curiosity among their fans for the upcoming melody. “Gulzar bhai is a celebrated Kashmiri traditional singer. I’m so excited to have him and Raj Pandit on #Bhoomi24,” said Salim Merchant via his official social media handles.

The announcement has sparked a frenzy among his fans and music lovers from across India, who are eagerly waiting for the release of the track.

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“Great to see the legend of Sufi singing Ustad Gulzar Ganie sahab teaming up with the great legend of the music industry Salim Merchant in #Bhoomi 24. Congratulations and my good wishes,” responded a music lover and social media user, Sanjay Pandita.

Noted Kashmiri singer Waheed Jeelani also responded to the development, saying, “Gulzar Ganaie bhai is one of the most popular folk artists of Kashmir. Wishing him and the Bhoomi team the best of luck.”

The music director duo are known for bringing together folk and modern music through the musical journey ‘Bhoomi’. Previously, the music directors produced musical melodies by fusing Kashmiri folk with modern Bollywood Sufi music.

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Salim–Sulaiman so far featured Kashmir folk singers including Abdul Rashid Hafiz and Noor Mohammad Shah. Nazneen, which was sung by Noor Mohammad became an instant hit and evoked 12 million views on YouTube. Similarly, Meri Jaan by Abdul Rashid Hafiz also became an anthem and garnered over eight million views on YouTube.

Fans are expecting Gulzar Ahmad Ganie’s melody to cross all boundaries since the singer has a huge fan base in Kashmir and across India.

Ganie is a noted folk singer of Kashmir and a Grade-A artist of All India Radio. He has enthralled audiences all over the country with his magnificent voice. He has also released several CDs and cassettes on Kashmiri folk music and has also composed for Doordarshan Kashmir.

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