Shamshad Begum passes away at the age of 94

Shamshad Begum passes away at the age of 94
Shamshad Begum passes away at the age of 94

Renowned singer Shamshad Begum has passed away at the age of 94 in Mumbai after a prolonged illness.

Begum was well known for classics between the 1940s and 1950s including “Leke pehla pehla pyar” and “Kahin pe nigahen kahin pe nishana” from ‘C.I.D’, “Kabhi aar kabhi paar” from ‘Aar Paar’, “Mere piya gaye Rangoon” from ‘Patanga’, “Saiyyan dil mein aana re” from ‘Bahar’ and “Kajra mohabbatwala” from ‘Kismat’.

In 2009, Begum received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour. The same year, she also received the O P Nayyar award for her contribution to the world of film music.