The Top Five Ghazal Singers


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By: vinay_baros2001     27-Oct-2010


Introduction:

This is the list of the top five ghazal singers of all time.

Talat Aziz

Talat Aziz as a ghazal ace needs no introduction.He is a singer with a mellufluous and soft voice, well suited for ghazals.Talat wanted to be a top cricketer but fate willed it otherwise. Not that he has any regrets.

Talat Mahmood

He was a popular Indian playback singer and film actor. A recipient of the Padma Bhushan, he was famous for his ghazals.Talat Mahmood was born in Lucknow, India, to Manzoor Mahmood. Talat showed his musical leanings from a very young age and would enjoy sitting through all-night music soirees listening patiently to some of the biggest names in classical Indian music then.

Jagjit Singh

He is the numero-uno of the ghazal world. His poignant and meaningful lyrics and hauntingly mellow voice stimulates many a thinking mind.Jagjit Singh's articulation of tenderness and exclusive choice of lyrical poetry of renowned Urdu poets has helped him create a fond and firm niche in millions of hearts. The Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh brings a welcome respite from the raucous Bhangra dhols and the inanity of Indipop.Jagjit Singh is known for imparting sensibility to the declining standards of Indian music. His latest album "Aaeena" is a delectable music treat replete with ghazals and songs of love, longing, pain and separation.

Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas, the Padmasree Award winner, was born on May 17, 1951 in Jetpur near Rajkot in Gujarat to a family of Zamindars. With his elder brother, Manhar Udhas already into stage performances, young Pankaj needed no initiation into the world of music. Even before he was five, Pankaj became conscious of his singing skills. But it was only after his first stage performance during the Indo-Chinese war that the music bug bit hard. He sang Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon and won for himself a prize of Rs. 51 that a gentleman in the crowd generously sponsored seeing his talent. The young boy was so moved by the episode that he made a firm decision to take up music professionally.

Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain

Ustad Ahmed Hussain and Ustad Mohammed Hussain are renowned ghazal singers from the Indian state of Rajasthan. Ustad Ahmed and Mohemmad Hussain are a unique phenonmenon in the world of ghazals. They are two brothers who sing ghazals together. They have a classical background and sing ghazals in the good old classical style.





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