Veteran composer Khayyam, best known for his music in classic films such as Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, passed away after prolonged illnesses at a hospital here on Monday. He was 92.
The noted composer was admitted at the ICU at Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu due to a lung infection over ten days ago.
“He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago owing to breathing issues and other age-related illnesses. He died at Sujay Hospital at around 9.30pm,” a family friend told PTI.
The musician’s other notable works include films such as Trishul, Noorie and Shola Aur Shabnam.
Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, was also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday.