20 July 2016 Current Affairs: Legendary playback singer Mubarak Begum passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after a prolonged illness. She was 80. She is known for her singing scores of songs, duets and ghazals for Bollywood, mainly during the 1950s-1970s.
Mubarak Begum : Mubarak Begum was born in Sujangarh, Rajasthan and moved to Mumbai when she was 10-year-old. She had started her career with light music recitals in All India Radio (AIR). Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the Indian, Hindi-language film Aaiye. In her career from 1950s and 1960s, she had worked with the best music directors in the film industry, collaborating with Shankar Jaikishan, S D Burman and Khayyam.
She is best known for the evergreen song “Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi” from the movie Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1961). “Hum Haal-e-dil Sunaenge” and “O Mere Humrahi” are some of her other best known songs.