Veteran music director of India Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, known as Khayyam, passed away on August 19, 2019. He was 92. Khayyam was on life support system at Sujay Hospital in suburban Juhu due to lung infection over 10 days ago.
Khayyam was best known for his music in movies like Kabhi Kabhi and Umrao Jaan. Mohammed Zahur Khayyam was honoured with the National Film Award for his work in Umrao Jaan in 1982. He received Filmfare Awards in 1977, 1982 and 2010.
Khayyam received Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Kabhi Kabhi in 1977. After that in the year of 1982, he bagged Filmfare Best Music Director Award and National Film Award for Best Music Direction for movie Umrao Jaan. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his Creative Music in 2007. He got Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He was awarded prestigious Padma Bhushan Puraskar in 2011. In 2018 he was conferred with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award.
The songs “Mein Pal do pal ka Shayar Hun”, “Kabhi Kabhi mere dil mein Khayal ata hai” and “Tere chehre se nazar nahin hat-ti showed Khayyam’s versatility with huge hits. Khayyam gave memorable music to films like Trishul, Thodi Si Bewafaai, Bazaar, Dard, Noorie, Nakhuda, Sawaal, Bepannah, Khandaan and many more.