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Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum is no more

Saturday, 19 January 2013 - 9:49pm IST | Agency: IANS
Ghazal singer dies, Pakistan mourns

Renowned Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum died Saturday after a long illness. She was 55, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

Mehnaz passed away in Bahrain enroute to the US for treatment.

Geo News said the singer was suffering from respiratory problems and died during a short stay in Bahrain.

Mehnaz specialized in ghazal, thumri, dadra, khayal, drupad and reciting salam, noha and marsiya.

Mehnaz was the daughter of popular sub-continental singer Kajjan Begum.

She sang over 2,500 songs for radio‚ television and films in a variety of genres like ghazal, thumri, dadra, khayal and drupad.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have condoled her death.

 


 


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