Ali Hossain was a renowned music director of Urdu films from Dacca, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). He composed music in six Urdu films. His first film was Daak Bangla in 1966. His songs got popularity in films like Chhotay Sahib (1967), Qulli (1968), Daagh and Anari. The most popular song was the only composition for Mehdi Hassan in film Daagh (1969) and song was "Tum Zid To Kar Rahay Ho, Ham Kya Tumhen Sunayen, Naghmay Jo Kho Geye Hayn, Un Ko Kahan Say Layen.." (lyricist Akhter Yousuf).
Ali Hossain was born in 1940 and died on February 17, 2021 in Boston, USA.