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Padma Bhushan Talat Mahmood-(February 24, 1924 - May 9, 1998)

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Padma Bhushan Talat Mahmood

Padma Bhushan Talat Mahmood (February 24, 1924 - May 9, 1998) was a popular playback singer of Indian films. Born in Lucknow, Talat was known as the King of Ghazals. He was one amongst six children. Talat showed his musical leanings from a very young age and would enjoy sitting through all-night music soiree's listening patiently to some of the biggest names in Indian classical music. Later, for a short period of time Talat studied music at Marris Music College, before people began noticing his singing talent and offers to sing began to pour in. Talat began his singing career at an age of 16 on All India Radio singing ghazals.





Early days
In 1944 came the hit "Tasveer teri dil mera behela na sakegi". This disc brought Talat fame throughout India and soon he was beckoned by the Calcutta Film Industry, which was then the premiere hub of film production in the 40s. Apart from singing many hits, Talat also acted in the first 3 of his 13 films. In 1949 he came to the Hollywood of India - Bombay. His name and fame had already preceded him and people in the Bombay Film Industry were already aware of the singer and soon he was offered the song "Ae dil mujhe aisi jagha le chal jahan koi na ho" composed by music director Anil Biswas and picturised on the great Dilip Kumar.


Singing Career
He was hailed as "The King of Ghazals", a title he consolidated over the period of years to become the greatest name in ghazals. His film solos and romantic duets numbered in hundreds as hits followed. Music director Anil Biswas and Talat were favorites of each other and the duo created music during the 1950s and 1960s.

However, he did not go unnoticed by the film producers, who presented him with offers to act in their films. Such was Talat's aura, that for his film 'Dil-e-Nadaan', producer-director A.R. Kardar, launched an 'All India Beauty Contest' to hunt for a beautiful girl who would play the heroine opposite Talat Mahmood. Talat was to finally accept 13 films with top heroines like Nutan, Mala Sinha, Suraiya, Shyama, Nadira and others before he decided that acting was not his forte. And hence, Talat gave up acting to concentrate on singing.



Despite his vocal range he was stereotyped as being only capable of singing ghazals. Also most music directors of the time patronised singers like Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh who eventually emerged as superstars of the 1950s and 1960s. Towards the late 1960s the filmi ghazals and romantic songs gave way to the electronic rhythms of the disco generation. Disliking the new trend towards loud meaningless music, Talat decided to cut down his film singing assignments but continued his non-film ghazal recordings.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

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