Legendary music composer Khayyam dies at 92

MUMBAI: 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.

Legendary music composer Khayyam dies at 92

Mohammed Zahoor Khayyam Hashmi

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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

Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, was also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan.

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