Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Master Madan

Today is the birth anniversary of Master Madan, the teenager prodigy Ghazal and Geet singer of pre independence era. Born this day in 1927 at village Khan Khana of present day Nawashahar of Punjab, he came to Shimla when the family shifted. At a very young age, he impressed with his singing, his fame travelling far and wide. He sang eight compositions in all - two each in the genre of Ghazal, Thumri, Punjabi Song & Shabads. However the most popular and commonly heard and played are the ghazals- ' Yun na reh reh kar hamen tarasaiye.. ..' & ' Hairat se tak raha hai jahaan-e-wafa mujhe' , both penned by Saagar Nizami.
The promising and highly talented singer could not complete 15 years of age on this planet and died due to alleged poisoning of his milk, a result perhaps of professional rivalry.
Our humble tributes !

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