Legendary singer Shamshad Begum breathed her last on Wednesday, at her Mumbai residence. The 94-year-old crooner had lent her voice to popular songs like mere piya gaye rangoon, kabhi aar kabhi paar and kajra mohabbat wala, to name a few. Bollywood celebrities today took to Twitter to pay their last respects to the veteran singer.
Lata Mangeshkar: “Aaj subha mujhe pata chala ki mashhoor playback singer shamshad begumji humare beech nahi rahi,ye sunke mujhe bohot dukh hua,maine unke saath kafi filmo'n mein gaane gaaye,wo bohot acchhi hasmukh aur sidhi saadhi shakhsiyat thi,main unko shraddhanjali arpit karti hun”
Amitabh Bachchan: “The golden voice of Shamshad Begum, play back singer of great eminence in some of the most historic film songs .. now silent .. RIP”
Madhur Bhandarkar: "Shamshad Begum can truly be call the Indian nightingale. She'll be immortal because of her songs. RIP."
Kamal R Khan: “RIP great singer Shamshad Begum ji.”
Sona Mohapatra: “Shamshad Begum . 94 years . Pioneer . Pillar of Hindi film music& a vocal stylist who never compromised personality in her renditions .RIP”