Legendary singer Shamshad Begum was paid tribute in a function organised in the Gurgaon.
Shamshad Begum was born in Lahore, not in Amritsar, the legendary singer`s only daughter, Usha Ratra, has clarified.
Although India is "much kinder" to its creative artists than Pakistan has ever been, Shamshad Begum was "stepped over" for other singers in the 1960s, as her voice was considered too powerful for the cinema in those days, a Pakistani daily said.
Describing her death as a "great loss", Mamta Sharma and Madhushree, from the current lot of playback singers, remember Shamshad Begum as "queen of melody" who had a "rare voice".
‘Katiya Karoon’ from ‘Rockstar’ tugged at your heartstrings and the romantic number became a favourite of music lovers.
Legendary singer Shamshad Begum has died at her Mumbai residence. She was 94.
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