India’s veteran music composer Khayyam passes away

Published: August 19, 2019
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam.

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam.

Veteran music composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam passed away in Mumbai on Monday due to a cardiac arrest.

“Veteran music composer Khayyam Saab is no more. He breathed his last at Sujoy Hospital, Juhu, Mumbai at 9:30PM on 19/08/2019. He was admitted there since last few days for age related illness,” spokesperson Khayyam Trust Pritam Sharma said in a statement.

The composer had been hospitalised due to lung infection on July 28 after he collapsed in his house.

Khayyam was a noted music composer of the Hindi film industry and was best known for his compositions in films Umrao Jaan and Kabhi Kabhi.

He was bestowed with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2007.

The Government of India honoured him with Padma Bhushan in 2011.

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