Remembering Khayyam: The Man Who Brought Indian Cinema to Life

From Umrao Jaan to winning a lifetime achievement award, join us on this musical journey through Khayyam’s life.

Published20 Aug 2019, 02:12 PM IST
1 min read

The man behind some of Indian cinema’s most memorable songs breathed his last on 19 August 2019 — Mohammad Zahur Hashmi. Or as his fans knew him, Khayyam.

Indian composer Mohammad Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi passed away at Sujay hospital in Mumbai’s Juhu, after battling a lung infection for nearly two weeks.

Khayyam was 92 years old.

Condolences started pouring in barely minutes after the news of his death was confirmed. What was Khayyam’s life like? How did he go from humble roots to winning multiple awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian cinema?

On this podcast we’ll hear some of Khayyam’s most renowned work, as well as memories of the legend, from the people who were closest to him.

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