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Bollywood mourns the loss of Legendary music composer Khayyam Saab

The 92 year old brilliant music director and composer Mohammed Zahur Hashmi dearly known as Khayyam, left abode for his heavenly journey on monday. He breathed his last at around 9.30 pm .

He was admitted few days back, as he had respiratory problems. The 92 year old legend passed away due to lung infection and age related illness at Sujay Hospital.

Started at the age of 18. His musical career gave bollywood some beautiful masterpiece. Known popularly for Umrao Jaan, Kabhi Kabhie and Trishul. Appreciating his legendry musical journey he was awarded Padma Bhushan.

On his demise condolences started pouring in from Narendra Modi to Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, “India will remain grateful to Khayyam Sahab for giving us some most memorable compositions, which will be remembered forever. He will also be remembered for his humanitarian gestures to support up coming artists. His demise is extremely saddening.

Amitabh bachchan tweeted, “A legend in music .. a soft spoken amiable soul .. one that contributed to several films and some of the more important ones of mine .. passes away..KHAYAM sahib..for all the memorable music he conducted and produced .. prayers condolences.”

Veterna Singer Lata Mangeshkar posted a series of tweets in remembrance of the later singer, here’s what she said, “Mahan sangeetkar aur bahut nek dil insan Khayyam sahab aaj humare bich nahi rahe. Ye sunkar mujhe itna dukh hua hai jo main bayaa’n nahi kar sakti. Khayyam sahab ke saath sangeet ke ek yug ka anth hua hai. Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun,” she wrote.

Adding further, she wrote, “Khayyam sahab mujhe apni choti behen maante the. Wo mere liye apni khas pasand ke gaane banaate the. Unke saath kaam karte waqt bahut accha lagta tha aur thoda darr bhi lagta tha kyo ki wo bade perfectionist the. Unki shayari ki samajh bahut kamaal thi.”

Javed Akhtar wrote, “Khayyam saheb, the great music director, has passed away. He has given many all-time great songs but to make him immortal, only one was enough – ‘voh subah kabhi to aayegi.’

“The Legend Khayyam saab passed away this eve at 9.28 pm. What a huge loss to the Music & Film world. I was by his side all day today with Talat Aziz bhai & Bina Aziz. May Allah bless his Soul. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un,” tweeted Salim Merchant.