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Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passes away in Mumbai

Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the Indian, Hindi-language film Aaiye for which she recorded Mohe Aane Lagi Angrayi, Aja Aja Balam.

Jul 19, 2016 11:00 IST
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Mubarak BegumLegendary 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.

Mubarak Begum

• 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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