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Veteran composer Khayyam passes away, PM Modi expresses condolences

Megha Jain

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Known for his music in classic films such as Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, Composer Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, passed away at Sujay Hospital in Mumbai. He was 92. He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago owing to breathing issues and other age-related illnesses. PM Modi also pays tribute and tweeted 'India will remain grateful to Khayyam Sahab for giving us some of the most memorable compositions.'