Headline

Veteran Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Bollywood Music Composer Passes Away

Veteran Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Bollywood Music Composer Passes Away: Veteran music director-composer Mohammad Zahur Khayyam, who was admitted intensive care unit (ICU) of Sujay Hospital in Mumbai few days ago, is no more.  The musician, who composed music for many films including ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’, breathed his last at 9:30pm today (19th August). Khayyam, who was admitted in hospital in a critical condition due to infection in lungs, passed away due to cardiac arrest.

Veteran music director-composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, admired for composing music for films like ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Umrao Jaan,’ died on Monday night in Mumbai. He breathed his last at Sujoy Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai at 9.30 pm due to age-related illness. 92-year-old Khayyam was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Sujoy Hospital since the last few days.

The musician, a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan, has an infection in the lungs. Mohammed Zahur ‘Khayyam’ Hashmi, better known as Khayyam, began his career in music from the city of Ludhiana at the tender age of 17.

He won National Award, and also a Filmfare Award, besides a few other tributes for composing music for the flick which stars Rekha, Raj Babbar, and Naseeruddin Shah.

Khayyam’s non-film songs are equally loved by his fans, especially ‘Paaon padun tore shyam,’ ‘Brij mein laut chalo’ and ‘Ghazab kiya tere vaade pe aitbaar kiya’. He also gave music for late Meena Kumari’s album, ‘I Write, I Recite’ featuring ‘nazms’ (poems) sung by her.