Film Umrao Jaan’s ‘Kahe Ko Byahi Bides’ singer Jagjit Kaur passes away at 93

Music director Khayyam’s wife, veteran playback vocalist Jagjit Kaur, died at the age of 93.

According to the late artist`s spokesperson, Kaur, the widow of the late music composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, breathed her last around 6 am at her residence in Mumbai.

The last rites of Kaur were performed at Pawan Hans Crematorium, SV Road Vile Parle earlier in the day.

Kaur was best known for singing `Dekh lo aaj humko` from `Bazaar` and `Pehle to aankh milana` from `Shola Aur Shabnam`.

Several social media users have mourned the demise of Kaur.

Take a look at some tweets here-

Jagjit Kaur was an Indian Hindi/Urdu vocalist who was married to Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, the music director and he died in August 2019 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Pradeep, their son, died in 2012 from a heart attack. They established the ‘Khayyam Jagjit Kaur KPG Charitable Trust’ to assist artists and technicians in need, inspired by their son’s caring attitude.

Despite the fact that she had sung fewer cinema songs than her contemporaries Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, her songs have all been recognised as outstanding classics.

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