92nd birth anniversary of Talat Mahmood to be celebrated in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) On the occasion of Talat Mahmood’s 92nd birth anniversary, his daughter Sabina Talat Mahmood Rana and son-in-law Rajendra V Rana have put together a programme titled “Jashn e Talat” in memory of the music maestro.

“Today is his 92nd birth anniversary and on this auspicious occasion we are having a very private celebration. I have planned to sing a vast array of his ghazals, private songs and films songs,” Rana, a professional singer, told IANS.

Padma Shri awardee Sudha Malhotra will be the chief guest at the event. She will sing “Hum tumhare ho chuke hai” with Rana.

It has been 18 years since Talat Mahmood passed away and the nostalgia and flavour of his melodious velvety voice remains unsurpassed to date.

The Padma Bhushan awardee was particularly famous for singing soft and sombre semi-classical and non-classical ghazals.

Some of his popular songs include “Humse aaya na gaya”, “Tasveer banata hoon”, “Aansoo samajh ke kyon mujhe”, “Main dil hoon ek armaan bhara” among others.

“Jashn e Talat” will take place on Wednesday evening here.

–Indo-Asian News service

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