Tributes to legendary singer Talat Mahmood on his 21st death anniversary today.

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Tributes to legendary singer Talat Mahmood on his 21st death anniversary today.

A singer with a tremulous voice that could sway a million fans and a face made for stardom, Talat Mahmood was the unrivaled master of the poetic ghazal. His control, evocative voice, and pauses won him the admiration of fans across the Indian subcontinent.

Talat Mahmood was a rare talent whose beautiful voice was rivaled only by his charming personality. A master of the ghazal, he was often praised for the tremulousness in his voice that elevated the emotional impact of a song. It was this feature of his voice that made him a leading choice for melancholic compositions picturized on stars from Dilip Kumar to Dev Anand. His voice was one of the popular ones that echoed across the subcontinent in the 1950s.

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