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Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passes away in Mumbai

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 08:19 IST

Mumbai, July 19 (ANI): Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passed away at her residence in Mumbai last night after a prolonged illness.

She was 80. Mubarak Begum had started her career with light music recitals in All India Radio.

Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the film 'Aaiye'.

She is remembered for singing scores of songs, duets and ghazals for Bollywood, mainly during the 1950s to 1970s.

Mubarak Begum is known for the evergreen song 'Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi' from the 1961 movie 'Hamari Yaad Aayegi', which is, till this day, regarded as a classic rendition.

Her last rites will take place today. (ANI)