Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali among others have mourned the death of music composer Khayyam, calling his passing away an end of a musical era.
The 92-year-old composer, 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.
In his last days, Khayyam was suffering from various age related ailments. On July 28, 2019 Khayyam was admitted to Sujay Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai due to lung infection. He died on 19 August 2019 at 9:30 PM (IST) following a cardiac arrest at the age of 92.
In a tweet, the PM said: “The country 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.”