Legendary singer Shamshad Begum dies
Shamshad Begum, one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry and voice behind hit songs like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar and Kajra Mohabbat Wala, passed away at her Mumbai residence.bollywood Updated: Apr 25, 2013 12:14 IST
Legendary singer Shamshad Begum, one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry and voice behind hit songs like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar and Kajra Mohabbat Wala, has died at her Mumbai residence. She was 94.
"She was not keeping well for past few months and was admitted to the hospital. She passed away last night. The funeral was a solemn affair with a few friends present," Begum's daughter Usha said.
Begum was born on April 14, 1919 in Amritsar, Punjab. She made her debut on Peshawar Radio on December 16, 1947, captivating the hearts of her listeners with her enchanting voice.
The singer has been living with her daughter Usha Ratra and son-in-law in Mumbai, ever since her husband Ganpat Lal Batto died in 1955.
Shamshad Begum also sang hit songs like Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat in the classic film Mughal-E-Azam.
Her other hit tracks include Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana, Boojh Mera Kya Naam Re, Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re, Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar and Chod Babul Ka Ghar.
Shamshad Begum earned Rs 12 per song for her first assignment in the 60s, which was huge in that age. SHAMSHAD BEGUM SPEAKS
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(With inputs from PTI)