‘Kabhi Kabhie’ music composer Khayyam passes away
Veteran composer Mohammed Zahur ‘Khayyam’ Hashmi, who was behind the music for classic films ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, passed away at 92 after prolonged illness at a Mumbai hospital on Monday.
Hashmi was admitted to Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu a few days ago owing to breathing issues and other age-related illnesses. “He died at Sujay Hospital at around 9.30 pm,” a family friend told .
According to the composer’s spokesperson, Khayyam’s mortal remains will be kept at his residential complex from 10 am onwards for people to pay their last respect. Thereafter, his funeral will take place with full state honours, the spokesperson said.
Several personalities and B-town celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the composer.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took some time off his busy schedule and tweeted a tribute for the veteran music composer on Twitter.