Talat Mahmood

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Talat Mahmood

Born: 24 February 1924

Died: 9 May 1998

  • He is considered one of the greatest male Indian non-classical and semi-classical singers.
  • He was a born singer with an intuitive sense of beauty, charm and grace.
  • He was an Indian playback singer. Although he tried his luck as a film actor, he didn’t succeed a great deal in acting.
  • He received Padma Bhushan in 1992, in recognition of his artistic contributions in the spheres of cinematic and ghazal music.
  • He had a unique, elegant and profoundly artistic style of singing.
  • He was a very gifted singer in every sense.
  • He was particularly famous for singing soft and sombre semi-classical and non-classical ghazals, but the film songs sung by him are also considered critically flawless and outstanding.
  • He can be described as the real founder of modern semi-classical and non-classical ghazal.

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