''Our sweetest songs are those that tell us of saddest thoughts'', these famous words of an English poet, Shelley, were adapted by Talat Mahmood, a famous ghazal singer. Who has not heard of Talat Mahmood! He was the Ghazal King of India. No one can match him in singing ghazals. He started singing private ghazals. The ghazal, ''Tasveer teri dil mera behla na sakegi''I was in my teens when I heard this song.
He was a good looking person and had an ambition to join movies. He tried his luck , but did not succeed as a hero. In one of his early movies,Waris, he acted as a hero with Surraiya, who was a rage in those days. The songs were popular, but the movie was not successful at the box office. A duet from the movie is presented. Rahi Matwale
The next song is from the film Sujata. This is a very sweet song.Jalte hain jiske liye.
The next song is a very romantic song from the movie Sangdil. Filmed on Dilip Kumar, Talat's silken voice has a special flavour in his voice. Yeh Hawa Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni
Now a song which is an all time favourite. The song is pictured on DevAnand, who has rendered it in his styish manner.Jayen toh jayen kakan from Taxi Drivefr
A ghazal from the movie, Foot Path, has Talat Mahmood's voice at its best. Sham-e gham ki kasam aaj gamgeen hai hum
Meri yaad men tum na ansoo bahana from the movie Malhaar is a famoius ghazal.
In the year 1958 Talat Mahmood mada another attempt at acting. The film was
Sone Ki Chidhia . Nutan was the female lead in the movie. The song, pyaar par basto nahin hai mera was one of my favourite songs.
Talat Mahmood died on 8th May 1998. This a tribute paid to him.
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