Music composer Khayyam passes away at 92

Veteran music composer Khayyam breathed his last at the age of 92 at a suburban hospital in Mumbai.

Music composer Khayyam passes away at 92 Music composer Khayyam passes away at 92 Source : Press

Veteran music composer Mohammed Zahur 'Khayyam' Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, passed away at the age of 92 after prolonged illnesses. He was admitted at the ICU at Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu due to lung infection over 10 days ago.

"He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago owing to breathing issues and other age-related illnesses. He died at Sujay Hospital at around 9.30pm," a family friend of his told a leading agency.

Known for his music in classic films like Kabhie Kabhie, Umrao Jaan, Trishul, Shola Aur Shabnam, and many others, his work was appreciated by the classes and the masses.

The film fraternity has offered their condolences via social media handles. Read some of the tweets here.

Lata Mangeshkar- "Mahan sangeetkar Aur bahut nek dil insan Khayyam sahab aaj humare bich nahi rahe. Ye sunkar mujhe itna dukh hua hai jo main bayaa'n nahi kar sakti.Khayyam sahab ke saath sangeet ke ek yug ka anth hua hai.Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun."

Javed Akhtar- "Khayyam saheb the great music director has passed away . He has given many all time great song but to make him immortal only one was enough " voh subah kabhi to aayehi"

Vishal Dadlani- "Feels like music lost a note today. #Khayyam Saab, thank you for your music and for your kindness each time we met. Wish it could have been more often, but I'm glad I was able to thank you in person for the..."

Shekhar Ravjiani- "RIP Khayyam Sahab... Thank you for your music... Thank you for bringing respect and class to the field of music. Thank for giving us the power to believe in our original work. I salute your legacy."

May his soul rest in peace.

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