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Mr. Talat Aziz

Talat Aziz: India's finest Ghazal singer hails from Hyderabad


Hyderabad: Ghazal maestro Talat Aziz who has to his credit 40 music albums spent the first 22 years of his life in Hyderabad. He is a product of Hyderabad Public School.

He went to Bombay in 1976 on his college vacation and then onwards began his long journey into the Ghazal world. It was in Toronto that the young Talat become a mini-celebrity. And in the midst of his various tours, he finally got a break with Music India, and his first album, 'Jagjit presents Talat Aziz', hit the market. 'Kaise sukoon paoon', a part of his album, is still an all time favourite with Talat's fans.

He was here recently in the city to release his latest album "Khubsoorat". He has joined hands with vetran lyricist Anand Bakshi for his new album "Khubsoorat". It is for the first time that veteran lyricist Anand Bakshi, who has been penning songs from Films for the last few decades, has agreed to write the lyrics for a private album. The new album contains eight songs. Sameer one of the top guitarist in the world has used the electronic instruments in "Khubsoorat", mostly the synthesizer and the key boards to compose music for the album in the form of Indian raagas, both Hinustani and Carnatic.

Among his most popular ghazals are 'Zindagi jab bhi teri bazm mein laati hai hamein'from Umrao Jaan),'Phir chidi raat baat phoolon ki' (from Bazaar)and 'Aaina mujse meri pahli si surat maange' (from Daddy)

'Khoobsurat' his latest solo effort, and his second album in the 40 odd till date where Talat has not composed the music himself.

- 26th Feb' 2001

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