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News |  20 Aug 2019 12:58 |  By RnMTeam

With Khayyam, music lost a note: Singers mourn

MUMBAI: When creator of some of the most memorable compositions, National award-winner Khayyam's death broke on Monday night, a string of celebrities, including Lata Mangeshkar and many other celebs, were shocked.
 
The Bollywood music composer whose real name was Mohammed Zahir Hashmi passed away at the age of 92, late on Monday at a private hospital here following a brief illness, an aide said.
 
Survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur, Khayyam is known for his classics Kabhie Kabhie from movie by the same name, In Ankhon ki Masti from Umrao Jaan, Aap ki mehki hui zulfon from Trishu, Ae Dil-e-Nadan from Razia Sultan among many many others. He also composed music for Meena Kumari's album, I Write, I Recite" featuring her singing her own poetic compositions.
 
This is what singers have tweeted:
 
Lata Mangeshkar tweeted in Hindi: Legendary musician and a beautiful soul Khayyam Saab is no more. I cant express in words how sad I am. An era of music ended with his demise. I pay my tribute to him.
 
AR Rahman: A True Patriot and a Master Songwriter...Mohammed Zahur Khayyam.
 
Zakir Hussain: This the day music died RIP Khayyam sahab.
 
Adnan Sami: I'm extremely saddened to learn of the demise of our Legendary Music Composer Khayyam Sahib. He is credited with some of the most iconic film soundtracks. Umrao Jaan, Kabhi Kabhi, Razia Sultana to name a few. God bless his soul.
 
Vishal Dadlani: Feels like music lost a note today. Khayyam Saab, thank you for your music and for your kindness each time we met. Wish it could have been more often, but I'm glad I was able to thank you in person for the..
 
Kailash Kher: Fondly known as Khayyam Saab composer of Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein, In Ankho Ki Masti Ke, Dikhai Diye Yun and many more epic songs. Thank you for leaving treasures of music behind. RIP.
 
(Source: IANS)