Legendary singer Mubarak Begum died at her residence in Mumbai on 18 July 2016 after a prolonged illness. She was 80.
She is remembered for singing scores of songs, duets and ghazals for Bollywood, mainly during the 1950s-1970s.
• Born at Sujangarh in Churu district of Rajasthan, Begum started her career with light music recitals in All India Radio.
• Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the Indian, Hindi-language film Aaiye. Her first recorded song for the film was Mohe Aane Lagi Angrayi, Aja Aja Balam.
• Mubarak Begum is known for the evergreen song "Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi" from the 1961 movie "Hamari Yaad Aayegi".
• Through the 1950s and 1960s, Begum 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.
• Mubarak Begum has sung a total of 178 songs for Hindi films during her career, and the total number of films where her songs have appeared is 115.
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