Legendary singer Mubarak Begum Shaikh passes away
i. Legendary singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh has passed away at her residence in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. She was 80 years old and started her career with light music recitals in All India Radio. She was proficient in both Hindi and Urdu.
ii. Rajasthan-born Mubarak Begum is known for the evergreen song ‘Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi’ from the 1961 movie ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’, which is, till this day, regarded as a classic rendition.
iii. Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the Indian, Hindi-language film Aaiye. That was the launch of a notable singing career spanning over 110 films over four decades till the early 1980s. Besides playback singing, she used to give regular stage performance and musical concerts.