Gulam Mustafa Durrani was the famous poet, playback singer, music director, actor and music director, and an Indian radio drama artist. He was also known as GMD Sahab, Durrani Sahab, GM Sahab, and G. M. Durrani. He was born in 1919 in Peshawar British India. His nationality is Indian. He was a Pathan (Pashtun). His father's name is Mohhamad Zai Durrani Kabila. His father was educated in his family and had a very artistic mind as well. His mother passed away in his childhood. His father was very strict and most of the time showed anger. His grandmother used to save him from his father. However, she could not escape him from father's anger. He was born in a very conservative family. In his family, the tea is not a preferable drink, but they preferred milk and lassi. He had a very nice, voice so the people around him used to say that he must go to Mumbai.
He also wanted to become an actor and the thought crossed his mind. Durrani had a Bollywood guru named as
. Durrani married with the Jyoti, who was also a singer and sung many songs with Durrani Jyot's real name was ‘
.' They fell in love and after some time got married. Jyoti is the younger sibling of actor Wahidan. His singing career started from Akashvani (Radio broadcaster). Sohrab Modi, his guru gave him chance, during 1935 to 1936 in the movie Said-e-Havas. In which he wrote a ghazal for a classical musician Bundu Khan. Bundu Khan is popularly known as ‘'Taan-Talwar.'' The English Translation of this Ghazal: "The meaning happy-go-lucky people imbibe liquor for euphoria but I drink because my first morsel of food had a drop of liquor in it." After some time he had started working in the Delhi Akashvani radio broadcaster and here he met with the Behzad Lakhanawi,
who have sung many ghazals with the queen of ghazals Begum Akhtar. From here, he returned to Mumbai and started his work as a drama artist. In 1939-40s when playback singing was started, he was the first singer to sing a song for movie ‘Bahurani.' He was the idol of Mohammad Rafi. In 1944, Rafi recorded his first Hindi language song for the film Gaon Ki Gori (1944) for Shyam Sunder, "Aji Dil Ho Kaaboo Mein to Dildaar Ki Aisi Taisi", with G. M. Durrani and chorus. He also worked with the many famous singers.