Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passes away in Mumbai after prolonged illness

Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passed away at her residence in Mumbai in the wee hours of Tuesday.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016, 06:20 AM IST
Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passes away in Mumbai after prolonged illness

Mumbai: Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passed away at her residence in Mumbai in the wee hours of Tuesday.

News agency ANI reported that Mubarak Begum passed away after a prolonged illness. 

She was 80.

Begum, who sang the evergreen song 'Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi,' from the 1961 movie 'Hamari Yaad Aayegi', has not been keeping well for the last few years.

Begum was admitted to a  hospital in suburban Andheri after complaining of weakness and stomach ache in May this year.

Through the 1950s and 1960s, she worked with the best music directors in the film industry, collaborating with S D Burman, Shankar Jaikishan and Khayyam for movies that starred screen legends like Sunil Dutt , Nargis and Rajendra Kumar.