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Thursday, April 25, 2013
The death of Samshad Begum is a great loss to the world of music.
Eminent singer Samshad Begum died on 23rd April, 2013. She was 93 years old. She was a very popular playback singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Composer Naushad Ali, OP Nayyar and Shankar Jaikishan made great use of the beautiful voice of Samshad Begum. Naushad Ali successfully used her voice in the film Babul.One of the songs “chor chale babul ka gha” became super hit.
Shankar Jaikishan used Samshadji in the film Awaara in 1951. The song “ek do teen, aaja mausam hai rangeen”, became bumper hit. Naushad Ali used her in classical songs and folk songs as well. In the film Mother India her song “holi ayi re kanhai” became super hit. The film reached cult status in 1957.
OP Nayyar used the western andaz in the film CID. The songs “bujh mera kya naam re”, “leke pehla pehla pyar” became bumper hit. The film did excellent business and the songs stormed bollywood.
OP Nayyar used Shamshad Begum successfully in other films like Naya Andaz, Kismat, etc. In the film Kismat the song “kajra muhabbat wala” Shamshad Begum had the great responsibility of singing the male version of the song. Her song was picturised on Biswajeet Chatterjee.
Shamshad Begum did an excellent job in the film Mughal-i-azam. The film songs composed by Naushad Ali reached cult status. The song “teri mehfil me kismet” became super hit. OP Nayyar used Shamshad Begum very well in the film Naya Daur in the song “reshmi salwar”.
One article is to small to mention the achievements of Shamshad Begum in a small article. Articles after articles can be devoted to the musical queen.
The entire country is vey sad to know about Shamshad Begum’s demise and pray for her soul to rest in peace.