Mumbai, August 19
Veteran composer Khayyam, best known for his music in classic films such as ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’, passed away after prolonged illness at a hospital here on Monday. He was 92.
The noted composer was admitted at the ICU at Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu due to lung infection over 10 days ago.
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“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 9.30pm,” a family friend told PTI.
The musician’s other notable works include films such as ‘Trishul’, ‘Noorie’ and ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday. Lata Mangeshkar was first among those who condoled the death of the legendary composer. — PTI
Mahan sangeetkar Aur bahut nek dil insan Khayyam sahab aaj humare bich nahi rahe. Ye sunkar mujhe itna dukh hua hai jo main bayaa’n nahi kar sakti.Khayyam sahab ke saath sangeet ke ek yug ka anth hua hai.Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. pic.twitter.com/8d1iAM2BPd— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 19, 2019
Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, was also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan.
ये देश जिनका हमेशा ऋणी रहेगा ऐसे गुणी संगीतकार, इंसानियत के पर्याय Mohammad Zahur Khayyam, Fondly Known as #Khayyam Saab नहीं रहे ।composer of #KabhiKabhiMereDilMein #InAnkhoKiMastiKe #DikhaiDiyeYun & many more epic songs. Thank U for leaving treasures of music behind. RIP pic.twitter.com/SzfUQ0VeVe— Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher) August 19, 2019
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