The man who gave us epic ‘Umrao Jaan’ songs, Khayyam dies at 92

The Hush Post / 10:30 am / 1-min-read

Famous Indian music director Mohammed Khayyam died in a Mumbai hospital on Monday night, news agency PTI reported. He died at the age of 92. The legendry music composer 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 around 9.30 pm on Monday,” a family friend told PTI.
Khayyam is survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur. His only son Pradeep, famously known for his album ‘kitnal badal gaya insaan’ died in 2012, which had left him emotionally shattered.
Khayyam had started his musical career at the age of 17 and his career spanned decades from 1952-1990 . He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan, apart from 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.

Watch his earlier interview:


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