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Mumbai, February 19, 2020
Talat Aziz, whose music has found space in people's hearts across generations, celebrated his four-decades long musical journey at The Royal Opera House here on Tuesday.
He presented his unique blend of powerful vocals, verses and soothing melodies in an auditorium packed with his fans, family, well-wishers and friends Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Madhu Chopra, Prem Kishan, Abha Singh, Shekhar and Manish Goswami.
Ustad Rashid Khan specially flew in to be with Aziz and joined him in a jugalbandi, giving the evening a unique dimension.
Speaking on the ocassion, Aziz said, "It has been quite a journey of 40 years. I thank God first, and Bina my wife who has been with me throughout this journey. And of course my fans and well wishers from all over the world."
Hailing from Hyderabad, Aziz was trained in music by Ustad Samad Khan and Ustad Fayaz Ahmed of the Kirana Gharana.
He released his first album, an instant success in 1980, under the aegis of Jagjit Singh, which is still considered a timeless classic. His music has sound tracked a number of tele-serials and Bollywood films over the years, the most notable being Umrao Jaan , Bazaar and Daddy, to name just a few.