Mehnaz Begum passes away

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Renowned Urdu classical singer Mahnaz Begum passed away on Saturday January 19, 2013, Express News reported.

Mehnaz Begum Died

According to Express News, she was travelling to the US from Karachi when during the flight her health deteriorated.

The 55-year-old was transferred to a hospital in Bahrain where she passed away.

She had lent her voice to a number of films as a playback singer. She specialised in ghazals, thumris, khayal, and reciting salam, noha and marsiya.

Born in 1958, she was the daughter of celebrated singer Kajjan Begum.

Among her most famous ghazals to which she lent her vocals are “ab kay tajdeed e wafa ka nahi imkaan”, “mujhe dil se na bhulana” among a host of others.

via Express Tribune

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