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My interest in Urdu ghazals is as old as my interest in Hindi film songs of the golden era. For me, Talat Mehmood, Madan Mohan, Sahir Ludhinavi, Kaifi Azmi were synonymous with filmy ghazals of golden period. Of course, I was already aware of one of the greatest Urdu poets of Indian sub-continent, Allama Iqbal’s name associated with ‘saare jahaan se achcha Hindustan hamaara’ from my school days. The ghazals of the film ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954) expanded my horizon of Urdu poetry of Mirza Ghalib and some other poets like Daagh through non-filmy ghazals. From 1972 onwards, TV became a major medium through which I could watch the programmes of Urdu ghazal singing covering singers like Rajkumar Rizvi and his wife Indrani Rizvi, Rajendra Mehta and his wife Neena Mehta, Chandan Das, Peenaz Masani, Talat Aziz and many more.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

A few months back, I came across a non-filmy ghazal ‘asser-e-gham ka bhalaa phir kahaan thikaanaa thhaa’ sung by Kamla Jharia, a classical singer of dadra, thumri, ghazals and devotional songs. She was also an actor-singer and a playback singer mainly in 30s and 40s. I loved this ghazal so much that in token of my appreciation, I decided to write an article on this ghazal for which I was collecting background information on it. During this period, I came across another audio clip of the same ghazal on YT, sung by her. But this time, it was accredited to a Hindi film ‘Struggle’ (1936). So I put my plan to write an article on hold until I solved the puzzle of this ghazal being labelled both as non-filmy as well as a filmy ghazal.
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Kamla Jharia is one of the earliest,biggest and most respected names among singers in the world of Hindi NFS.
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