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Mukhtiyar Ali is a folk singer from Bikaner in Rajasthan. He belongs to semi-nomadic community of Mirasis, who are known for their oral tradition of Sufi singing in India.[1] Mukhtiyar Ali is very popular in singing poetry of Kabir, Mira and Sufi poets such as Bulleh Shah. He was covered by the Kabir Project, as part of the movie 'Had Anhad' after which he gained lot of popularity. He made his international debut in July 2007. Mukhtiyar Ali has also since then sang songs for many movies.

He was awarded the GiMA Award for Best Music Debut for the year 2015 for the song 'Fanny Re' in the movie 'Finding Fanny'[2]


  1. ^ "Mukhtiyar Ali – The Kabir Project". Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Film Music Nominees: GiMA 2015". GiMA. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.