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- Asian Network Gold: Talat Mahmoodhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01r0c63.jpg2012-02-23T00:00:20ZWatch Talat Mahmood performing 'Hain Sab Se Madhur Woh Geet' from the Indian film Patitahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2787d1b1-f086-48f3-82c6-9f9aea1ffba6?clipfocus=p00pf05tSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
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Talat Mahmood (Hindi: तलत महमूद, Urdu: طلعت محمود) (February 1924 – 9 May 1998) is considered one of the greatest male non-classical and semi-classical singers of Indian sub-continent who conquered innumerable hearts and stirred countless souls with his beautifully soft silken voice and profoundly artistic subtle method of singing. He was a born singer with an intuitive sense of beauty, charm and grace. He was truly a legendary Indian playback singer. Although he tried his luck as a film actor, he couldn't succeed a great deal in acting. He had a good sense of acting, but the public of his day was more interested in listening to him than seeing him on the silver screen alongside the likes of, the infinitely sublime, Dilip Kumar, the elegant, Ashok Kumar, the charming, Raj Kapoor, and the stylish, Dev Anand.
Talat received Padma Bhushan in 1992, in recognition of his profound artistic contributions in the spheres of cinematic and ghazal music. he had a unique, elegant and profoundly artistic style of singing. Talat 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. Although Talat's typical genre was Ghazal, but he was an astoudingly brilliant film singer who sung innumerable fantastic film songs.