From Amitabh Bachchan to Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood celebrities mourn the demise of the veteran music composer Khayyam


When the creator of some of the most memorable compositions, National award-winner Khayyam's death broke on Monday night, a string of celebrities, including Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan were left shocked.

The Bollywood music composer whose real name was Mohammed Zahir Hashmi passed away at the age of 92, late on Monday at a private hospital here following a brief illness. Survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur, Khayyam is known for his classics Kabhie Kabhie from the movie of the same name, In Ankhon ki Masti from Umrao Jaan, Aap ki mehki hui zulfon from Trishul, Ae dil-e-nadan from Razia Sultan among many many others. He also composed music for Meena Kumari's album, I Write, I Recite featuring her singing her own poetic compositions.

Post his death, there was a series of tweets from Bollywood celebrities. Here is what some of them tweeted:
Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his Twitter account, “A legend in music. A soft spoken amiable soul. One that contributed to several films and some of the more important ones of mine passes away. Khayyam sahib for all the memorable music he conducted and produced. Prayers condolences.”


The National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana also couldn’t help express his condolences and tweeted, “RIP Khayyam saab.”


While the melody queen, Lata Mangeshkar, tweeted in Hindi: “Legendary musician and a beautiful soul Khayyam Saab is no more. I can’t express in words how sad I am. An era of music ended with his demise. I pay my tribute to him.”


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Anil Kapoor wrote on Twitter, “A humble man, great composer and a true artist. Khayyam Saab was, and will remain an inspiration. He will truly be missed.”

The Mozart of Madras A.R. Rahman was overwhelmed and wrote, “A True Patriot and a Master Songwriter...Mohammed Zahur Khayyam.”

Zakir Hussain penned an emotional note, “This is the day music died RIP Khayyam sahab.”.


Poonam Dhillon tweeted, “Passing away of the legendary Khayyaam Saab who gave me the evergreen song "Noorie" which is the name he always called me by till the end. Thank you Khayaam Saab for leaving the world a more melodious place.”

Kailash Kher was thankful for his contribution and wrote, “Fondly known as Khayyam Saab composer of "Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein", "In Ankho Ki Masti Ke", "Dikhai Diye Yun" and many more epic songs. Thank you for leaving treasures of music behind. RIP.”

Adnan Sami was also overwhelmed with emotions and tweeted, “I'm extremely saddened to learn of the demise of our Legendary Music Composer Khayyam Sahib. He is credited with some of the most iconic film sound tracks. Umrao Jaan, Kabhi Kabhi, Razia Sultana to name a few. God bless his soul.”

Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “Feels like music lost a note today. Khayyam Saab, thank you for your music and for your kindness each time we met. Wish it could have been more often, but I'm glad I was able to thank you in person for the...”


Madhur Bhandarkar expressed his heartfelt condolences by writing, “Khayyam sir, your immense contribution in the world of music will be always remembered.”


Hansal Mehta was nostalgic and tweeted, “An entire era was blessed with music from Madan Mohan, SD Burman, Naushad, Khayyam, RD Burman and Kalyanji Anandji aided by singers at their peak and some great poetry. What we have is mostly mediocrity and noise with only a few exceptions. Sound rules over melody and poetry.”

(Source: IANS)