| Chief Minister of Maharashtra felicitated Talat Aziz for completed 25 years as a singer
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sanjay Nirupam honoured Talat Aziz for completed his 25 successfull years in the world of music.
| Talat Aziz performs at NCPA to commemorate 25 years
of his career
There was a special concert held at the Tata Theatre N.C.P.A.
Mumbai on the 12th of June 2004 to celebrate and commemorate
25 years of Talat Aziz as a singer. For this special occassion
a lot of celebrities from the music and the entertainment
field made it a point to attend this event. Mr Ghulam
Ali the famous singer flew down specially from Lahore
to be there with Talat Aziz as did Ustad Rashid Khan from
Kolkata. They also sang together with him. Mehdi Hassan
Saheb however couldnot make for reason not in his control.
He made up for his absence by sending a specially recorded
video message congratulating Talat Aziz. The Legend Lataji
also sent her congratulatory message on a video as well
as Asha Bhonsle and a host of renowned personalities.
Jagjit Singh who had launched Talat's debut album too
sent his message from London.
Mumtaz the great actress of yesteryear and Talat's old
friend flew down from London. Mr Sanjay Khan with his
wife Zarine came specially for Talat from Bangalore. Amongst
his friends Pankaj Udhas was present with his wife Farida.
Khayyam Saheb, Mr Mahesh Bhatt, Poonam Dhillon, Padmini
Kolhapure, Hariharan, Mr. Amrish Puri, Shabana Azmi, Mr
Harsh Goenka, Mr Dilip Piramal all known personalities
in their own field made it a point to felicitate him.
It was a unique concert and this has been recorded and
will be released soon in October as a two CD commemorative
album by Times Music.
| Silver Anniversary Concert In Mauritius
Talat had another great concert in Mauritus where His
Excellency Sir Anerood Jugnauth the President of Mauritius
was present with other dignitaries like Mr. Raoof Bundhun
- The Vice President, Mr Showkat Ally Soodhun and the
creme de creme of Mauritius at the University Auditorium
in Le Reduit.
The concert lasted for over three hours and not a single
person left his seat. In fact after the concert ended
the whole audience including the dignitaries gave a
five minute standing ovation to Talat and his troupe
of Musicians. He was accompanied by the famous tabla
exponent Jeetu Shankar, Rajendra Shankar, K.Srinivasan,
Akhlak Hussain and Lalit Shankar.
The next day Talat was invited by His Excellency - The
President Sir Anerood Jugnauth, The President of Mauritius
to his official residence where he had a informal meet
with him. He was also feted by The Vice President of
Mauritius Mr. Raoof Bundhun and the Minister of Art
and Culture Mr. Motee Ramdass at a reception.
Anniversary Concert at Taj Krishna in Hyderabad on 5th Sept. 2004
special concert was held at Hyderabad, the home town
of Talat Aziz in the series of his Silver Jubilee celebrations.
It was a trip down nostalgia lane for him. He had specially
invited Mr. Vithal Rao and Mr. Hakeem Ragi the veteran
duo ghazal singers of Hyderabad who had literally seen
Talat since his childhood and had taught him the first
ghazal and songs.
event was attended by the glitterati and congnocenti
of Hyderabad like Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani,
Mr. M V. Krishna Rao the former Commissioner of Police,
Mr. A. K. Khan the Addl. Commissioner with his wife
amongst a host of others including Talat's childhood
friends Mohd. Alam Khan and Iqbal Patni the famous
The show was sold out in advance and the proceeds were
donated to Concern India Foundation for the welfare
of poor children who needed medical care.
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