Transitions: Renowned classical singer Mehnaz Begum passes away

Published: January 19, 2013
Renowned Urdu classical singer Mehnaz Begum.

Renowned Urdu classical singer Mehnaz Begum.

Renowned Urdu classical singer Mahnaz Begum passed away on Saturday January 19, 2013, Express News reported.

According to Express News, she was travelling to the US from Karachi when during the flight her health deteriorated.

The 55-year-old was transferred to a hospital in Bahrain where she passed away.

She had lent her voice to a number of films as a playback singer. She specialised in ghazals, thumris, khayal, and reciting salam, noha and marsiya.

Born in 1958, she was the daughter of celebrated singer Kajjan Begum.

Among her most famous ghazals to which she lent her vocals are “ab kay tajdeed e wafa ka nahi imkaan”, “mujhe dil se na bhulana” among a host of others.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Praan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:37PM

    May God bless her soul. We have lost a great asset of Pakistan:(:(


  • Truth detector
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Very Sad. May Allah bless her soul. Her melodious voice was matchless. Here is my favorite:


  • Waqar
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:47PM

    may her soul rest in peace


  • syed baqar ahsan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:59PM

    Too sad,she had rich voice,God Bless her soul,


  • Jan 19, 2013 - 8:03PM

    RIP mehnazzzz!! so sad newz:( read her newz in some epaper month back she was complaining abt gov as she was ill and gov didnt ask even… and its quite usuall our gov never put attention to our legends and when they go from this world later they bulid tomb on their gravez such a shame:(


  • Jan 19, 2013 - 8:07PM

    RIP Mehnazzz begum.. no doubt u were legend. May ALLAH pak forgive ur all sins and give all of us ability to prepare for reall life.. :,(


  • Jan 19, 2013 - 8:16PM

    She was a voice to be remembered. RIP


  • Rish
    Jan 19, 2013 - 8:17PM

    Ahhh! So sad news.. no doubt she was our legend. May Allah pak forgive her all sins… Rest in peace:,(


  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 19, 2013 - 8:32PM

    May Allah grant her high ranks in jannah – ameen.


  • Rashid Butt
    Jan 19, 2013 - 9:45PM

    SO SAD………May her soul rest in peace.


  • Snjana
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:33PM

    Very sad! Great singer who we shall lost.Recommend

  • truth
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:57PM



  • naeem
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:04PM

    allah in ko jannat atta farmahay. she was very kind and nobel woman.


  • Jan 20, 2013 - 3:23AM

    She was my mum’s fav singer, may her soul rest in peace.Recommend

  • Azra Raza
    Jan 20, 2013 - 3:40AM

    Sad news indeed, what a big loss to music. She was truly talented.


  • Muhammad Adnan Asim
    Jan 20, 2013 - 7:22AM

    For People Like Me, Who Grew Up Listening To The ‘ Radio Pakistan ‘ And Watching ‘ Pakistan Television PTV ‘ Once Only Two Media Mediums In Pakistan, It’s Too Difficult To Believe The Reality That ‘ Legends ‘ Once We Saw And Heard Are No More With Us ….. Or They Will Ever Leave This Materialistic World !

    May Almighty God Bless Her Soul The Eternal Peace ( Aamin ).

    Muhammad Adnan Asim

    North Nazimabad, Karachi ( Pakistan )


  • Jan 20, 2013 - 10:05AM

    RIP Mehnaz. We will miss you dearly. Your voice illuminated our hearts to the beauty of your songs and music. May Allah Almighty give you a choicest place in Jannatul Firdous. Ameen


  • The Pointer
    Jan 20, 2013 - 10:52AM

    Now, our media will show her songs and programs, as she is no more in this world.


  • omer
    Jan 20, 2013 - 12:14PM

    I am greatly saddened by Mehnaz departure. A great singer and person. She lent her voices to many of some of my fathers hit movies. Her songs in Pehchan “Mera pyar tereh jeewan keh sang rahe gha” comes to mind. Mehnaz, “aap ki awaz hamarah saath hamasha rahi ghi”. Allah aap ko Janat anseeb kare


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