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News |  19 Jul 2016 18:44 |  By RnMTeam

Lata Mangeshkar, Vasundhara Raje pay tribute to Mubarak Begum Shaikh

MUMBAI: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday expressed condolences over the death of legendary Bollywood playback singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh, with whom she had sung a duet in 1955 film ’Baradari’.

Begum Mubarak died late on Monday night at her home here after prolonged illness. She was 80.

“Bahut dukh ki baat hai ki hamare samay ki gaayika Mubarak Begum ji hamare bich nahi rahi. Main unko shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. (Its very sad news that Mubarak Begumji, a singer from our era is no more. I pay my tribute to her),” Lata tweeted.

Mangeshkar, who had sung "Dil humse wah lagaaye jo hans ke teer khaye" with Begum Mubarak, had reportedly reached out to the late singer offering help for her medical treatment and expenses last year.

Begum Mubarak is survived by her son Hussain, daughter-in-law Zarina and granddaughter Sana with whom she was living for many years.

Condolences from the political space -

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Ashok Gehlot, former Chief Minister, on Tuesday mourned the death of legendary Bollywood playback singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh, who was born in the state. She was 80.

The songstress, who was born in Sujangarh in Rajasthan, passed away after prolonged illness at her residence in Mumbai late on Monday night, a family member said.

“Saddened by the news of passing away of legendary playback singer Mubarak Begum ji. May her soul rest in peace -- condolences to the family,” Raje tweeted.

Gehlot shared: “Demise of Rajasthan's Mubarak Begum the legendary playback singer, is a great loss. Her contribution will be remembered forever. May her soul RIP.”

Princess Diya Kumari, of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur, said: “Sad to hear that legendary playback singer Mubarak Begum ji has passed away. May her soul rest in peace.”

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi also condoled Mubarak Begum's death, while actress Celina Jaitley said: “A legend passes away leaving her beautiful songs as a legacy RIP Mubarak Begum.”

(Source: IANS)