Legendary singer Shamshad Begum, one of the earliest playback singers in Bollywood and the voice behind hits like 'Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon', 'Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar' and 'Kajra Mohabbat Wala', has died. She was 94.
She was not keeping well for the past few months and was admitted to the hospital. The funeral was a solemn affair with a few friends present. She was born on April 14, 1919 in Amritsar, Punjab and made her debut on Peshawar Radio in Lahore in 1947, captivating the hearts of her listeners with her uniquely enhanting voice.
The singer had been living with her daughter Usha Ratra and son-in-law in Mumbai, ever since her husband's death. Her other hits include 'Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana', 'Boojh Mera Kya Naam Re', 'Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re', 'Leke Pehla Pehla Pyaar.' RIP