Born in 1924 in Lucknow, Talat Mahmood was one of the greatest ghazals singers who played a pioneering role in shaping the contemporary ghazal singing. At 16, he began his singing career with All India Radio and soon went on to sing some of the incredibly popular songs in Bollywood films.

On the 20th death anniversary of this legendary singer, here are 10 songs that will always mesmerize music lovers.

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Design credits: Lucky Mehendiratta.