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A beautiful photograph indeed !  Taken on stage from behind Talat whilst he was singing,
you can see Talat's face (looking right) silhouetted against the stadium lights !
 


Talat and singer Geeta Dutt photographed
in a car whilst leaving a concert venue

 


'King of Ghazals' Talat Mahmood and 'Man With The Golden Guitar' Van Shipley enjoy the view from atop the Empire State Building in New York


Talat with famous Indian Army General Thimayya


Close buddies through life !
Talat with music director Madan Mohan
 


Talat in a pensive mood - photographed for a top selling film magazine
 


Radio singer Suman Hemmadey's ( later Suman Kalyanpur ) first film song was a duet with Talat Mahmood in "Darwaza". A rank newcomer, her career hit the big league when Talat agreed to sing the duet with her, making the film industry sit up and take notice of her. 
 


Mohd. Rafi, the film industry's most  versatile singer and Talat Mahmood, the undisputed monarch who ruled the world of ghazals !

 


Talat with co-singers Jikki and Sudha Malhotra
 


Lata, producer-director J. Om Prakash
and Talat Mahmood


Talat joins in an impromptu jig at a party! 

 


A rare photo !
All the singing greats at the start of their careers - Talat Mahmood, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar,
Mukesh, Geeta Dutt, GM Durrani, Meena Kapoor, Kamal Barot, Mubarak Begum and others
 


At the recording of their song are (left) C Ramchander and
(right) Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mahmood
 


Mega film financier B.C.Shankar, Music director duo Anandji, 
guitarist C.Laxmichand, Talat and Kalyanji at recording of "Sunehri Nagin"
 


At the recording of the superhit NIGAH E KARAM song "Aye meri jaane ghazal'
sung by Talat Mahmood are (from left) lyricist Ainsh Kanwal, Talat Mahmood,
music director Jatin Shyam, radio great Ameen Sayani and producer Liyaqatullah



Talat on right, rehearsing 'Wohi chandni hai" for film
RISHTA with music director Korgaonkar
 


Lata, Naushad, Hridhaynath Mangeshkar
& Talat at the premiere of Lata's film 'LEKIN'


Mohd. Rafi, Talat Mahmood, Indrani Mukherji, Sahir Ludhianvi, N.Dutta

 

At music launch of Naushad's home production "TERE PAYAL MERE GEET" from left MEENAKSHI SHESHADRI,
MAHENDRA KAPOOR, TALAT MAHMOOD, QATEEL SHIFAI, LATA MANGESHKAR, NAUSHAD

Talat Mahmood and Naushad go back a long way - as earlier in "MAALIK", a film produced by Naushad's
own production house, singing star TALAT MAHMOOD was the hero and SURAIYA was the heroine!

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TALAT MAHMOOD WITH THE WORLD FAMOUS
'TRAVANCORE SISTERS' OF SOUTH INDIA


 Taking Superstar Talat Mahmood's autograph backstage
after his concert are none other than the famous Travancore
Sisters Ragini and Padmini (star of Raj Kapoor's "Jis Desh
Men Ganga Behti Hai") with their equally famous cousin Sukumari
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'THE TALAT MAHMOOD SHOW'  ENGLAND

For Talat's first Concert Tour Of England in 1964,
in his troupe of artistes, he had taken the 'Travancore
 Sisters' as the dance attraction and Johnny Walker
as the comic and compere!
 


In this photo the Indian Ambassador is welcoming Talat (left)
and his troupe of Padmini, Ragini, Lalitha
and Johnny Walker
(far right) at SCALA THEATRE, London


Lord Mayor of London thanks Talat (sitting on right) and his
troupe for an excellent evening of entertainment at Scala Theatre
 

 


The great Madan Mohan conducts and the velvet voiced Talat Mahmood
sings in a charity fund raiser



Shankar-Jaikishan (in white on left) conducting their full orchestra and Talat Mahmood at the
mic on right singing the song that made history - "Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal" for film DAAG



Khaiyam conducts and Talat Mahmood sings!


 

 Some rare press clippings shown below are from the 40's and 50's and are faded and worn out with time. They are included here for the sake of nostalgia even though they may not be too clear 


A rare photo of all the singers together in the early years of their singing careers !    Can you spot
( front row) Zohra Jan, Rajkumari, Amirbai Karnatki, Hamida Banu, Geeta Roy (later Geeta Dutt), Lata Mangeshkar, Meena Kapoor, (and standing behind) Sailesh Mukherjee, Talat Mahmood, Dilip Dholakia, Mohd. Rafi, Shiv Dayal Batish, G.M. Durrani, Kishore Ganguli (later Kishore Kumar), and Mukesh.


The much respected Talat (centre) putting across a point to  an attentive Lata and Mukesh 


Talat Mahmood with Meena Kumari, Begum Para and Mukesh, participating in a charity show held in aid of Bengal Refugee Relief Fund


Moti Sagar, Talat Mahmood and Premnath are judges at the Saigal Memorial Trophy contest


 Talat, Lata and ace comedian Agha


Lata Mangeshkar, Nargis, David, Jairaj,
Talat Mahmood and kneeling down are
Raj Kapoor and Majnu


Kings of the music world - and close friends too ! 
Rafi, Mukesh, Talat

 


Bengal's Uttam Kumar, Mrs. Talat Mahmood,
Mrs.Uttam Kumar and Talat


Talat Mahmood (right) enjoys a joke with his co-artist Abhi Bhattacharya and director Dulal Guha on the sets of "Ek Gaon Ki Kahani"


Talat Mahmood with singer G.M.Durrani


Shobna Samarth with daughter Nutan and  Talat at the premiere of their hit film "Sone Ki Chidiya"


Talat Mahmood and Abhi Bhattacharya in the film
 "Ek Gaon ki Kahani"


At a party at their house, Talat and wife Nasreen look after their guests music director and close family friend Madan Mohan (left) and singer S.D Batish 


At the premiere of the film "Madhosh" are  Meena Kumari, producer Homi Wadia, Usha Kiron, Music director Madan Mohan and Talat Mahmood


Talat rehearses a song for music director 
C. Ramchander


Singer C.H. Atma and Talat 


Talat Mahmood records a song for the film "Swami Vivekananda" for Maestro R.C. Boral

 

 


RARE PHOTO! The famous recording of K.Asif's magnum opus "LOVE AND GOD" in which he got the top 7 playback singers of the film Industry to agree to sing as a chorus for one song - the enormous cost overrun notwithstanding!
TALAT MAHMOOD, MOHD. RAFI, MANNA DEY, HEMANT KUMAR, SUMAN KALYANPUR, KHAN MASTANA, and BALBIR photographed during the rehersals of the recording

 


Talat Mahmood and Lata Mangeshgkar recording for Chitragupt BURMA ROAD "Mausam ye pukare"

 

This is Talat's own handwriting!
Recording a duet song for Music Director CHITRAGUPT's "Wali E Azam" Talat Mahmood
borrowed a writing pad from Chitragupt to write down the song, a duet with singer HEMLATA
"Mere shareek e safar ab tera khuda hafiz"

Talat's son KHALID and Chitragupt's sons ANAND and MILIND, who are longtime friends,
were present at this songs recording too!


 

 

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NOSTALGIA - page 4

The Man With The Velvet Voice !


Talat was one of the most sober, polished and sophisticated dressers in the film industry. Most of his suits were stitched abroad and his collection of ties was easily the envy of all his friends !


Geeta Dutt's last song was a duet which she sang with Talat Mahmood in 1972 "Tum sa meet mila, dil ka phool khila" from 'Midnight' which released on long-playing disc/record.

Mukesh, Talat, Sunil Dutt, Biswajeet

Relaxing at home !

The gleaming, shiny Hillman car of the 1950's. Amongst it's it's proud owners were Talat and Dev Anand !
 

Young singers !
Talat, G.M.Durrani, Mohd. Rafi

Talat pulling Mukesh's leg ! Both shared a close bond of friendship through life

Hemant Kumar and Talat Mahmood



Talat with popular actor Shekher and music director Madan Mohan at a party



Talat gets mobbed by fans at Nairobi Airport



Talat in a London Hotel Suite



Talat pulling comedienne Agha's leg ! Enjoying the banter at extreme left is
the film industry's top sound recordist Minoo Katrak



Talat, Mrs. Anil Biswas, Anil Biswas, Naushad, Lata Mangeshkar













A Dutch official welcomes Talat Mahmood
in Amsterdam

















Talat seen in a party at Calcutta with a
British Embassy Official



Producer-Director Mukul Roy, Shahenshah E Ghazal Talat Mahmood and the most versatile singer of the Indian Film Industry Mohd. Rafi



Talat signs autographs for fans

 


 

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!!!

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'EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM'

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NOSTALGIA - page 3

MOODS & MEMORIES


Talat - A Ladies Man !

Because of his romantic image, Talat Mahmood is the only singer with the largest female fan following in the country ! He has always been a ladies man, much adored, loved and cherished by women of all ages. They just could never get enough of him ! They packed his concerts and then waited patiently at the end for hours to take his autograph - and Talat never disappointed them. At each and every concert without fail, Talat always stayed back to shake their hands, sign their autograph books and take pictures with them. His women fans bought his records by the thousands and never missed a single film he made. But despite this huge female attention, Talat Mahmood never became involved in any kind of controversies, affairs or scandals. His name has always been mentioned with respect, love and adoration. His female co-stars have all spoken extremely highly of his dignified personality. As Dilip Kumar always says, "Talat was a perfect gentleman" !

 

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"TASVEER TERI DIL MERA BEHLA NA SAKEGI......"


 

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!!!

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'EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM'

BOSTON, USA


 


'EK SHAAM TALAT MAHMOOD KE NAAM'
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NOSTALGIA - page 2

 



        

    

Talat enjoying the magnificent view at Niagra Falls  


 

    

Talat Mahmood always treasured happy memories of his concert trip to Africa and was proud of the fact that he had visited Africa during the 50's when the tribes and wildlife were in their natural habitat and were just that - truly wild ! 

Here Talat is photographed with
(1) the deadly Masai Warriors Tribe (2) Playing with the kids  
(3) Outside an African mud house

 

RARE PHOTO'S OF YOUNG TALAT MAHMOOD


Talat in Lucknow 1941

   

            



Recognise the Sardarji on the right ? He is none other than Talat wearing a false
beard and turban to fool friends at a party with the help of close friend
Resham Singh Bharaj of London !
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The cyclist has just broken the record for the longest non-stop cycling in Mumbai. It was his request that his favorite singer Talat Mahmood be present during his moment of triumph. Talat (seen here congratulating the cyclist) was happy to oblige and was there to encourage him through the final moments of his record breaking endeavor !
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This newspaper photo of Talat's is captioned :

"Talat Mahmood was one of those countless contributors who swelled the fund for the benefit of ex-Servicemen on the Armed Forces Flag Day which was observed throughout the country on Wednesday last week. Here Talat's little son, Guddu, is seen examining the token flag pinned on his fathers coat."
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Doordarshan's documentary on Talat Mahmood "Sham e Gham Ki Qasam" was to have been the first color documentary by Doordarshan after television went color in early 80's, but it got delayed by a few months and was released a little later than scheduled. Viewers loved "Sham e Gham Ki Qasam" and Doordarshan was flooded with requests for repeat telecasts of this show.  Even today it is shown on TV due to a public demand for it !  This documentary on Talat was of one and half hour duration and it's budget could rival that of a small budget commercial film !  This was Doordarshan's  first color documentary on any playback singer !  It is shown regularly due to a public demand for it from Talat fans. It is always telecast even now in the Prime Time slots !!!
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Madan Mohan, Talat & Anil Biswas.
 













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Talat with singer Manna Dey
 


  Talat recording a song for Salil Chowdhury

 




Guess who is listening in rapt attention to the silken voiced Talat Mahmood at a party
at close friend music director Anil Biswas' house ?  None other than the nightingale 
Lata Mangeshkar (in white sari) and actress Nutan amongst other celebrities !


Rafi and Talat enjoying themselves on a Picnic!

 


 

 


 

 

 

Talat Mahmood surrounded by the natural beauty of Jog Falls 


 

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

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO VIDEO PAGE !!!

 

 

 

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