Legendary Music Composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi Dies At 92

Legendary Music Composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi Dies At 92

Legendary Music Composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi Dies At 92 

New Delhi: Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, Indian music director who was popularly known as Khayyam, died in a Mumbai hospital on Monday, reports news agency PTI. The legendary music passed away at the age of 92. The legendry music composer, best known for his music in films such as Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, died after suffering from a lung ailment at Sujay Hospital in Juhu. "He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago owing to breathing issues and other age-related illnesses. He died at Sujay Hospital at around 9.30 pm," a family friend told PTI. Khayyam is survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur, reports news agency IANS.

 

 

Khayyam, who started his musical career at the age of 17, was also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan. Not only this, he was also honoured with the National Award and Filmfare Award. Apart from Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, his other notable works include films such as Trishul, Noorie and Shola Aur Shabnam. He had also composed music for actress Meena Kumari's album I Write, I Recite. His non-film songs such as Paaon Padun Tore Shyam, Ghazab Kiya Tere Vaade Pe Aitbaar Kiya and Brij Mein Laut Chalo are still famous among his fans.

Celebrities, as well as politicians such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and singer Lata Mangeshkar, mourned the demise of the legendary music director.

The last rites of Mohammed Zahur Hashmi will be performed on Tuesday.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

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