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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2641

The velvet voice of India

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

During my youth days the Indian singer who attracted me most was the ‘King of Ghazal’ Talat Mahmood. He was an enormously talented singing star, who became a legend in his lifetime.

Every song Talat Mahmood sang possessed a hushed majesty an abiding grace which are forever embedded in the hearts of his millions of fans, all over the world.

He will be always remembered as one of the greatest singing star of all times. Although it is almost 15 years since he passed away some of his evergreen numbers like‘Zindage dene wale sun’, ‘Ye hawa yeh raat ye chandni’, ‘Tasveer banata hoon’, ‘Jalte hain jiske liye’ and many other numbers are still mesmerizing us whenever we hear them.

Talat is being attributed with many names by the journalists of repute; ‘king of ghazals’, ‘man with the golden voice’, ‘a perfect gentleman’, and ‘velvet voice of India’ is some of them.

He was honored with the prestigious ‘Padmabhushan’ award by the government of India. Thank you king, even after your death you have left us with your beautiful songs to be entertained with.

May God bless you for all the pleasure you have given your fans all over the world and I end with one of your ever popular song ‘Shukriya’!

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‘King of Ghazal Talat Mahmood
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