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Composer Khayyam of 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Umrao Jaan' Fame Passes Away at 92; PM Modi Pays Tribute

Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, was admitted at the ICU at Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu due to lung infection over 10 days ago. He was a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan.

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Updated:August 19, 2019, 11:27 PM IST
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Composer Khayyam of 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Umrao Jaan' Fame Passes Away at 92; PM Modi Pays Tribute
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Mumbai: Veteran composer Khayyam, best known for his music in classic films such as Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, passed away after prolonged illnesses at a hospital here on Monday. He was 92. The noted composer was admitted at the ICU at Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu due to lung infection over 10 days ago.

"He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago owing to breathing issues and other age-related illnesses. He died at Sujay Hospital at around 9.30pm," a family friend said. The musician's other notable works include films such as Trishul, Noorie and Shola Aur Shabnam.

Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, was also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan. The funeral will be held on Tuesday.

Expressing his grief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, "India will remain grateful to Khayyam Sahab for giving us some of the most memorable compositions, which will be remembered forever."

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