Well-known playback singer Mehnaz Begum passed away after a protracted illness on Saturday, at the age of 55.
Mehnaz had been suffering from multiple diseases, including high blood pressure, diabetes and lungs infection. The legendary singer died in Bahrain when she was on her way to the US for treatment.
Born in 1958, Mehnaz was living in the US for a few months. She had sung a variety of genres but specialised in ghazal, Thumri, Dadra, Khayal, Drupad and reciting Salam, Noha and Marsiya. Mehnaz Begum sung over 2,500 songs for radio, TV and film.
She was known for her distinct style of singing and had a huge fan following. She is the daughter of celebrated sub-continental singer Kajjan Begum.
One of her most memorable works is Master Piece. Master Piece is a painting that she created when she was taking a drawing class in collage. She never married.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have condoled the death of Mehnaz Begum.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned singer Mehnaz Begum.
In his condolence message, the president lauded the invaluable contributions of Mehnaz Begum in the field of music and said that with her demise, the music industry has lost a great asset. He said that her melodious voice would be remembered for long.
Expressing sympathies with the bereaved family and her millions of fans, the president prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and to give courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.
Prime Minister Raja conveyed his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family and also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
He said that Mehnaz Begum was a popular singer of radio, television and the film industry who entertained music lovers with her melodious voice for decades. The songs sung by her would remain in the hearts of the people for a long time. agencies/staff report
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