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Any one know about Singer Shamshat Begum ? How is she ?

Asked by SKBHATNAGAR, 28 Jun '08 12:36 pm
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She was an Indian singer who was one of the first playback singers in the film industry. Well, apparently she is very much still there living in Powai, Mumbai. Earlier, there were rumours of her death but actually who died was Saira Banu's grandmother by the same name. Shamshad Begum celebrated her 90th birthday recently.
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 28 Jun '08 12:41 pm

 
  
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Birthplace: Amritsar
Profession: Playback Singer, Bollywood.

Even after six decades after she began singing she is remembered for her immortal voice and unforgettable songs...

Shamshad Begum, the nasal voiced legendary classical and playback singer of yesteryears was born in Amritsar. Making her debut on radio in Lahore in 1937, the Amritsar-born singer captivated the hearts of listeners with the enchanting depth of her voice. The then AIR Lahore helped her in entering the world of movies as frequent broadcasting of her songs induced music directors to use her voice for film songs. Shamshad Begum also recorded naats and devotional songs for a couple of gramophone recording companies which where then located in the Bakshi Market of Anarkali, Lahore.

Lahore-based composer Ghulam Haider used her voice skillfully in some of his earlier films, mostly in Punjabi. When he shifted to Bombay in 1944, Shamshad Begum went with him as a member of his team. In 1944, when Mehboob Khan la ...more
Answered by Manish Luthra, 28 Jun '08 12:39 pm

 
  
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She is alive n staying at Mumbai don't know anything more bout her...She is great singer.
Answered by sumati gayki, 28 Jun '08 12:37 pm

 
  
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It is Shamshad & not shamshat ! She was the best during that period
Answered by Jai Prasad, 28 Jun '08 12:37 pm

 
  
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not SHAMSHAT..............she is SHAMSHAAD BEGUM ..............
Answered by mr india, 28 Jun '08 12:37 pm

 
  
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Shamshad Begum, she was the gereat singer
Answered by rajeev singh, 28 Jun '08 12:39 pm

 
  
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She is fine...
Answered by Janee Rajaa, 28 Jun '08 12:37 pm

 
  
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I think,she is no more.
Answered by Binodsingh, 28 Jun '08 12:37 pm

 
  
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