Legendary musician Mohammed Zahur Khayyam died at the age of 92. He was ill for a long time. He breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai.
After Khayyam, complained about chest infection and pneumonia his family admitted him to Sujay Hospital in Mumbai on July 28 last month.
There is a wave of grief in Bollywood after his death. There is a special attraction in the tunes composed by Khayyam Saheb, which gave him a special place in the music world.
Khayyam was born on 18th February 1927 in Punjab.
If we talk about Khayyam Saheb musician’s life, Khayyam started his music career in 1943 in Ludhiana when he was 17.
In the year 1953, he started his Bollywood career with the film Footpath. He gave music in the film ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ in 1961 and that is when he came to spotlight in the industry. Apart from Shola Aur Shabnam he also gave music for Kabhi-Kabhi, Trishul, Noori, Bazaar, Umrao Jaan and Yatra.
He has also received many awards for his brilliant work. They awarded him with the Sangeet Natak Academy Award in the year 2007 and Padma Bhushan in the year 2011. He also received Filmfare award for Kabhi Kabhi. And a national award for Umrao Jaan and Kabhi Kabhi.
Very few people will know that Khayyam Saheb gave music in the film Yatra which came in 2007.
Rekha and Nana Patekar were in lead roles in the film. Even though Khayyam Sahab has become alienated from this world, but the invaluable legacy of his music will continue to fascinate us.