Legendary music composer Mohammed Zahur ‘Khayyam’ Hashmi dies aged 92
- Tributes are pouring in as many reflect on the late composer’s musical impact.
- Prime minister remembered Khayyam by tweeting “India will remain grateful to Khayyam Sahab for giving us some of the most memorable compositions, which will be remembered forever. He will also be remembered for his humanitarian gestures to support upcoming artists. His demise is extremely saddening.”
- Khayyam brought in breezy Himachali folk tunes, wrapped them in a longing woman’s sad songs & turned existential angst into engaging melodies. From Noorie to Umrao Jaan & Bazaar, his sublime music told us unknown secrets about ourselves.