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TALAT MAHMOOD
'FACT FILE'

TALAT'S FIRST RECORDING : "Sab din ek samaan nahin tha" a non film (HMV) song in 1941
TALAT'S FIRST FILM RECORDING : "Jago musafir jago" for film RAJLAXMI in 1945
TALAT'S LAST RECORDING : Ghazal album titled "GHAZAL KE SAAZ UTHAO" in 1986-HMV
  

TALAT HAS SUNG 747 HITS IN 12 INDIAN LANGUAGES :
Urdu/ Hindi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Telugu, Gujrati, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Sindhi, Awadhi, Marwari, Assamese.

 

TALAT HAS STARRED IN 13 FILMS MAKING HIM ONE OF BOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST SINGING STARS :

"RAJLAXMI"   1945    KANANBALA
"TUM AUR MAIN"  1947 KANANDEVI
"SAMAPTI"  1949 BHARTI DEVI
"ARAAM"  1951 MADHUBALA , DEV ANAND
"DIL-E-NADAAN"  1953 SHYAMA, PEACE KANWAL
"DAAK BABU"  1954 NADIRA
"WARIS"  1954 SURAIYA, NADIRA
"RAFTAAR"  1955 NADIRA
"DIWALI KI RAAT"  1956 ROOPMALA, SHASHIKALA
"EK GAON KI KAHANI"      1957 MALA SINHA
"LALA RUKH"  1958 SHYAMA
"MAALIK"  1958 SURAIYA
"SONE KI CHIDIYA"  1958 NUTAN

 

TALAT HAS RECEIVED INNUMERABLE AWARDS ALL THROUGH HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER :

Padmabhushan Award by Government of India

Maharashtra State Govt. Film Award

The Ashirwad Award

The Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar

The Alami Urdu Conference Award

The Bombay Film Critics Award

The Ghalib Award

The Naushad Ali Award

The Film Journalists Award

The Cinegoers Association Award

The Begum Akhtar Award

EMI  Lifetime Achievement Disc 

The Lions Club Award

The Rotary Club Award ....... and many, many, more .

 

TALAT HAS SUNG PLAYBACK FOR MOST OF THE MAJOR STARS OF INDIAN CINEMA :

Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Dev Anand, Manoj Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Bharat Bhooshan, Premnath, V. Shantaram, Ashok Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Guru Dutt, Pradeep Kumar ...... and many more.

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE 50's WHEN TALAT RULED AS KING. Some of the music directors TALAT has sung for are :

Shanker Jaikishan,  Madan Mohan,  Naushad,  Laxmikant Pyarelal,  Khaiyam,  Ravi, Anil Biswas,  Chitragupt,  O.P.Nayyar,  Kalyanji Anandji,  Khemchand Prakash, Ghulam Mohammad,  Jaidev,  Roshan,  Vasant Desai,  S.D.Burman,  Sajjad, Salil Choudhury,  C. Ramchander,  Husnlal Bhagatram, Aziz Hindi, Alla Rakha Qureishi, Ali Akbar Khan, Avinash Vyas, Iqbal, K.Datta, Gulshan Sufi, P.Govind Ram, Ghantsala, Chic Chocolate, Jamaal Sen, Jimmy, Timir Baran, Dhaniram, Bulo C Rani, R C Boral, Snehal Bhatkar, Sardar Mallik, S Mohinder, Hansraj Behl,...... and many more.

 

TALAT HAS SUNG HIS MOST POPULAR DUETS WITH :

Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, Suraiya, Sudha Malhotra, Suman Kalyanpur, Hemlata, P. Sushila, Mubarak Begum, Amirbai Karnataki, Jikki, Nirmala, Madhubala Zaveri, Rajkumari,  .....and many more.

 

TALAT WAS THE ONLY SINGER IN THE FILM INDUSTRY WHOSE URDU DICTION WAS FLAWLESS AND PERFECT.  NO OTHER SINGER COULD MATCH HIM ON THIS COUNT !  SOME OF THE GIANTS OF THE  POETIC WORLD  (SHAYER'S / POETS ) WHO HAVE SPECIALLY PENNED SOUL STIRRING AND HEART WARMING LYRICS FOR TALAT: 

Majrooh Sultanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Sahir Ludhyanvi, Shakeel Badayuni, Rajinder Krishan, Zia Sarhadi, Asad Bhopali, Jan Nissar Akhtar, S.H. Bihari, Prem Dhawan, Qamar Jalalabadi, Indeewar, Shailendra, Kaifi Azmi, Bezad Lukhnavi, Naqsh Lyallpuri, Nakshab, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,  Khumar Barabankvi, Bharat Vyas, Gulshan Sufi,  P.L. Santoshi, D.N. Madhok, Ahmad Wasi, Gulshan Bawra ...... and so many more

 

This is an actual scan of Talat Mahmood's first ever recording "Sab din ek samaan nahin tha"
 for HMV in 1941. What you see here is the original 1941 pressing of the 78 rpm record preserved by Talat Mahmood in his personal music library !

 

 

 

 

TALAT MAHMOOD 

ON CONCERT TOUR

TALAT HAS HAS GONE ABROAD SEVERAL TIMES ON ENORMOUSLY SUCCESSFUL CONCERT TOURS.  AT EVERY CONCERT HIS FANS TURNED UP BY THE THOUSANDS, TEARY EYED, TO FINALLY GET TO SEE THEIR IDOL.  EVERYWHERE THEY WELCOMED HIM WITH OPEN ARMS, OPEN HEARTS AND STANDING OVATIONS !

- In 1956, Talat became the first ever Indian playback singer to go abroad for commercial concerts. It was for a concert tour of 6 shows to East Africa, but his popularity and demand were so great that he finally stayed to do 45 concerts, all houseful!

- In 1961, a record crowd of 58,000 fans packed the Karachi Stadium, mostly women, to listen to The King sing!  EMI, Karachi, honoured Talat with a Silver Disc, making Talat the first singer in the Indian sub-continent to recieve a Disc.

- In 1968, Talat landed to a hero's welcome in Trinidad for the West Indies Concert Tour. Thousands of fans thronged the airport. Wearing Talat Fan Club badges, waving Talat Flags and Talat Photo's, they lined the roads leading from the airport to the city. An open limousine drove Talat through a sea of his fans. The local papers headlined the concerts at Naparima Bowl, where not even boxing matches had witnessed such a frenzy for the purchase of concert tickets. The extremely popular group ' West Indies Steel Band' composed a Calypso style song" Talat Mahmood we are proud and glad, to have a personality like you here in Trinidad "to welcome Talat to Trinidad. This song was played over and over on the radio, at the airport and in all music shops in West Indies to welcome Talat to their country!  Talat's concerts at Skinner Park and Jean Pierre Complex are still talked of even today !


- In '69, '73, '82, '83, '87, '90, '91, Talat toured USA and Canada, packing such prestigious venues as Madison Square Garden and others:

*** Talat's popularity prompted famous New York television host Joe Franklin to invite Talat on his hugely popular programme "The Joe Franklin Show" watched by over 25 million Americans.

*** New York's 'Daily News', then America's third largest selling newspaper of 3 million copies a day, sponsored Talat's New York concert.

*** A ballet based entirely on Talat's songs, was created by The Joel Jay Fisher Ballet Company in New York.

*** Cleveland's Mayor, George V. Voinovich, on behalf of his city, honoured Talat with a Citation for his incomparable and outstanding contribution to music.

*** Mayor Anthony J. Guinta , on behalf of the Euclid Community presented a similar honour to Talat.


- In 1979, Talat performed at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall, London, selling out all tickets 2 weeks before the concert date !  Talat was the second Indian playback singer after Lata Mangeshkar to be given permission to perform at this historical venue.

- In 1984, the gigantic Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai, was host to The Talat Mahmood Show, where thousands of Talat's fans were thrilled to see him perform. The show was sponsored by Cathy Pacific Airlines, who headlined Talat as "the greatest name in Indian music history"!

- Over the years, Talat has also toured Holland, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Muscat, Afghanistan, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia, where the Indian Embassy acquired special permission to host a sell-out concert by the King of Ghazals! 

- Talat has always obliged the Armed Forces of India by performing free of charge for them. He has even traveled to the Nathula Pass in Himalaya, the highest and most dangerous Pass in the world, to sing for the Jawans!  He has performed innumerable shows for charitable causes and was always ready to help the needy. He was a regular donor to several charitable institutions, but always very anonymously, never making a show of it.

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(1) Mayor Anthony J. Guinta's honour for Talat
(2) Mayor George V. Voinovich's honour for Talat
(3) Daily News of New York sponsors Talat Show
(4) The Joe Franklin Show's invitation letter to Talat
(5) The Begum Akhtar Award for Talat 


 

TALAT'S FAN FOLLOWING STRADDLES
THE GLOBE !

 

TALAT MAHMOOD SHOW - WEST INDIES


Talat Mahmood and his band of trusty musicians get ready to storm the West Indies!

 

West Indies police escort Talat through a sea of his fans! 

 


An open limousine drove Talat through a sea of his cheering fans in West Indies

 

In 1968, Talat landed to a hero's welcome in Trinidad for his West Indies Concert Tour. Thousands of fans thronged the airport. Wearing Talat Fan Club badges, waving Talat Flags and Talat Photo's, they lined the roads leading from the airport to the city. An open limousine drove Talat through a sea of his fans. The local papers headlined the concerts at Naparima Bowl, where not even boxing matches had witnessed such a frenzy for the purchase of concert tickets. The extremely popular group 'West Indies Steel Band' composed a Calypso style song "Talat Mahmood we are proud and glad, to have a personality like you here in Trinidad" to welcome Talat to Trinidad. This song was played over and over on the radio, at the airport and in all music shops in West Indies to welcome Talat to their country! Talat's concerts at Skinner Park and Jean Pierre Complex are still talked of even today!

 

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The Indian High Commissioner to West Indies' letter 
to Talat Mahmood congratulating him on the 
"warm reception" accorded to him by the West Indians


 

BALROOP's RECORD STORE IN WEST INDIES IS HONOURED TO HAVE THE
 SINGING STAR & 'KING OF GHAZALS' TALAT MAHMOOD DROP IN TO MEET
FANS AT THE  POPULAR MUSIC STORE!



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West Indies Steel Band's Calypso Song To Honour Talat Mahmood On His Concert Tour Of West Indies


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45 HOUSEFUL SHOWS IN EAST AFRICA!!!

Taxi driver NANDI DUGGAL: "I was so down and out that I did not know where my next meal
was going to come from" - DUGGAL's "destiny changed" after a chance meeting with actor
and singer called TALAT MAHMOOD!!!


 

Thousands of fans throng Plaisance Airport, Mauritius, waiting patiently for the arrival of
mega-star
 
Talat Mahmood !

Talat waves to waiting fans at Nairobi airport during East Africa Concert Tour

Talat's popularity in USA prompted famous
New York television host Joe Franklin to invite Talat on his hugely popular programme "The Joe Franklin Show" watched by over 25 million Americans.
He introduced Talat to American audiences as  "The Frank Sinatra Of India !"    

 In Universal Studios, (Hollywood, USA) Talat Mahmood was interviewed "Live on TV" by famous star Bob Hastings - the first Indian playback singer ever to have this honour !

 In 1979, Talat performed at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall, London, selling out all tickets
2 weeks before the concert date. Talat was the second playback singer after Lata Mangeshkar to be permitted to perform at this historical venue.
Here Talat signs autographs for his ardent and ever-loving fans after his hugely successful concert.

 In 1961, a record crowd of 58,000 fans packed the Karachi Stadium, mostly women, to listen to
The King sing !

EMI, Karachi, honoured Talat with a Silver Disc, making Talat the first singer in the Indian sub-continent to recieve a Silver Disc.

Talat at BBC TV Studio, UK
 

Fans mobbing Talat Mahmood wherever he goes !

TALAT MAHMOOD'S USA CHARITY FUND RAISING CONCERT POSTER


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TALAT MAHMOOD IN HOLLAND!

CONCERT PROMOTOR JOHN RAMBALI WELCOMES
TALAT MAHMOOD AT SCHIPOL AIRPORT, AMSTERDAM

 

RAMBALI, (in white suit) who is the biggest show promoter of Indian shows in HOLLAND, invited
'KING OF GHAZALS' TALAT MAHMOOD and his singer son KHALID for a very successful concert
tour of Holland. Here Surrounded by fans TALAT MAHMOOD in blue suit on the left, is signing
autographs, with his son KHALID in brown suit next to him!

 

Khalid Mahmood with fans in HOLLAND!
 




On the occasion of the release of TALAT GEET KOSH book
from left author RP Singh, Talat, Naushad and noted journalist Raju Bharatan

 

Release Function Of Talat Mahmood's
"GHAZAL KE SAAZ UTHAO"

TALAT MAHMOOD AND DILIP KUMAR AT THE RELEASE
FUNCTION OF THE SUPER-HIT ALBUM "GHAZAL KE SAAZ UTHAO"



 

MUMBAI's MOST POPULAR PAPER 'MID-DAY' OF 1st. FEB '86 
SHOWS THE NATIONAL CHART-TOPPERS AND TALAT MAHMOOD'S
ALBUM IS RIGHT THERE ON TOP OF THEM ALL !!!
 

 


 

 

HMV presents the first copy of Talat Mahmood's ghazal album 'Bazm e Talat'
to the Ghazal King

HMV's publicity flyer to promote 'Bazm e Talat'

 


 



CALIFORNIA, USA - KING OF GHAZALS & SINGING STAR TALAT MAHMOOD with singer son KHALID enjoy an evening out!


 


MAYOR OF CITY OF CLEAVELAND, USA, George V. Voinovich personally presents TALAT MAHMOOD with the AWARD/HONOUR on stage in USA!


 

 

KHALID MAHMOOD SINGS!
TALAT FANS PACKED THE HALLS TO LISTEN TO KHALID MAHMOOD SING HIS LEGENDARY FATHER'S HITS IN 'EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM' CONCERTS AROUND THE WORLD!!!

SEE THE 2 ALL-NEW FULL LENGTH VIDEOS BELOW!!!


'EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM'

BOSTON, USA


 


'EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM'
HYDERABAD

 

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