Transitions: Renowned classical singer Mehnaz Begum passes away

Her conditioned worsened during a flight to US. She was transferred to a hospital in Bahrain where she passed away.

Web Desk January 19, 2013
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.


omer | 10 years ago | Reply

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

The Pointer | 10 years ago | Reply

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

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