Shamshad Begum, who happens to be one of the legendary singers of the yesteryears, has passed away. She can be credited as one of the earliest playback singers in the Indian film industry.
As per the reports, Shamshad Begum was a huge fan of the (late) K.L. Saigal and had watched his film Devdas a whopping 14 times! Reports also state that Begum not only earned Rs. 15 per song, but was also awarded Rs. 5,000 on the completion of Xenophone's (a then music recording company) contract. Buzz is also that since she was very conscious of her face, she never posed for any pictures.
Songs that had been sung in her mellifluous voice include 'Meri Jaan...Sunday Ke Sunday', 'Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar', 'Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar Zara Dere Chalo', 'Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana', 'Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon', 'Kajra Mohabbatwala Akhiyon Mein Aisa Dala' (Duet With Asha Bhosle), 'Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re' etc...
Bollywood Hungama prays that the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
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