He made Rekha's Umrao Jaan magically adorn the silver screen with his subtle tunes like 'Dil Cheez kya hai'. He made angry young man Amitabh Bachchan unravel his transfixing emotional side while singing 'Kabhi Kabhi mere Dil Mein'. He made us yearn for more before he left us.
Legendary music director Mohammed Zahur 'Khayyam' Hashmi bid adieu to the world of mortals on Monday and left for the heavens.
His songs touched hearts of generations. They were a companion to many stories in our lives and perhaps that's why everyone poured their hearts out on Twitter.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar termed Khayyam's demise 'end of an era'
Mahan sangeetkar Aur bahut nek dil insan Khayyam sahab aaj humare bich nahi rahe. Ye sunkar mujhe itna dukh hua hai jo main bayaa’n nahi kar sakti.Khayyam sahab ke saath sangeet ke ek yug ka anth hua hai.Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. pic.twitter.com/8d1iAM2BPd— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 19, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the demise of legendary music director
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2019
Editor-In-Chief and Chairman of India TV Rajat Sharma said that Khayyam carved a niche for himself
Deeply saddened over the passing away of #Bollywood music director #Khayyam He carved a niche for himself by composing some of the most popular songs. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti. संगीतकार खय्याम के निधन पर मेरी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि. ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) August 19, 2019
Lyricist Javed Akhtar posted a tweet as well
Khayyam saheb the great music director has passed away . He has given many all time great song but to make him immortal only one was enough “ voh subah kabhi to aayehi “— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 19, 2019
"filmen aayin gayin, geet reh gaye" is how Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle chose to salute Khayyam Sahab.
simti hui yeh ghadiyan...parbaton ke pedon par....kahin ek masoom nazuk si ladki... aap yun faaslon se...sham-e-gham ki kasam.... jaane kya dhoondhti rehti hain yeh aankhen....woh subah kabhi to aayegi....filmen aayin gayin, geet reh gaye. Aur phir Umrao Jaan aur Bazaar. #Khayyam— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 19, 2019
Twitterati paid their tribute to the departed maestro
Khayyam passes away. One more era comes to an end. Umrao Jaan, Kabhi Kabhi, Thodi Si Bewafai, Bazaar - what a beautiful list of movies where he gave some unforgettable music. The heavens are getting richer🙏🏻🙏🏻#Khayyam— Mitra Joshi (@mitrajo) August 19, 2019
#AyeDilENadaan from #RaziaSultan music by #Khayyam— Dimpy Bora (@bora_dimpy) August 17, 2019
lyrics by #JanNisarAkhtar and
sung by #LataMangeshkar
An incomparable melody depicting the dilemma between choosing love and duty. A thread.
Aye Dil-E-Nadaan ...
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