Legendary Singer Mehnaz Begum remembered


ISLAMABAD: The 4th death anniversary of renowned singer Mehnaz Begum was observed on Thursday (January 19).

The distinguished singer of Pakistani music industry Mehnaz Begum died on 19th January 2013 at the age of 55. She was on her way to USA when her condition got worsened in Bahrain where she died in a hospital, Radio Pakistan reported.

The master of classical genres like `ghazal’, `thumri’ and `dadra’ was born in 1958. Mehnaz began her career as a playback singer in the early ’70s. Her mellifluous voice and control over the sur instantly made her popular among music composers and film audiences. She sang for a number of films a majority of which became popular.

The talented singer sang many hit and evergreen chartbusters like Mujhe dil se na Bhulana from film `Aina’, Kyun Roi Shehnai from `Haider Ali’ and Do Piyase Dil Ek Huay from `Bandish’.  Surrayya Bhopali was among the first films that Mehnaz sang for and Zeba Bakhtiar’s Babu was her last film as a playback singer. -APP

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