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Shamshad Begum Shamshad Begum was born on April 14, 1919, in Amritsar, Punjab state. She was one of the earliest playback singers of Hindi films in Indian cinema.

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Shamshad Begum Shamshad Begum was born on April 14, 1919, in Amritsar, Punjab state. She was one of the earliest playback singers of Hindi films in Indian cinema. In the initial period of Hindi cinema, his tinkling and melodious voice had created a huge crowd of his admirers. Many superhit songs of Hindi films, such as 'Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar', 'Kajra Mohabbat Wala', 'Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar', 'Bujh Mera Kya Naam Re' are recorded in the name of Shamshad Begum.

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The popularity of these songs made Shamshad Begum reach the heights of fame. In the year 2009, the Government of India honored Shamshad Begum with 'Padma Bhushan' for her special contribution to the field of arts. From his youth he Ale. She was a big fan of Sehgal. He loved watching movies and listening to songs. Shamshad Begum was so fond of watching films that she watched the film 'Devdas fourteen times. Shamshad Begum was married to Ganpatlal Batto. After the death of her husband in the year 1955, she came to Mumbai and started living with her daughter Usha Ratra, and her son-in-law.


The melodious voice of Shamshad Begum attracted the attention of Sarangi master Hussain Bakshwale Saheb and he made her his disciple. Lahore-based music composer Ghulam Haider used his magical voice in the films 'Khazanchi' (1941) and 'Khandaan' (1942). In the year 1944, Shamshad Begum came to Mumbai with Ghulam Haider's team. Here he sang for many films. He made a splash by singing the first Western-inspired song 'Meri Jaan Meri Jaan Sunday Ke Sunday'. His singing style was completely original. He was not underestimated at all by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, and Amirbai Karnataki.


Many songs have been written and sung in Hindi films on Holi, one of the major festivals of India, but the most popular song of Holi was written by Shakeel Badayuni. This song was composed by Naushad, a renowned musician of his time. Shamshad Begum made this song immortal by decorating it with her melodious voice. This song from the film 'Mother India' was picturized on actress Nargis and the lyrics of the song were 'Holi Aai Re Kanhai Rang Chalke, Suna De Zara Bansuri'. In this song, the gopis are requesting the mischievous Krishna not to stop playing his magic flute on the occasion of Holi. This song was one of the most successful songs of its time, which captured the hearts of the people.


With her melodious voice, in the songs of Shamshad Begum, the golden signature of Hindi film music, one can understand the carefree flow of a waterfall, the harshness like the reality of life and the feeling of pain arising from a thorn pricked long ago. This style of his voice attracts listeners very much and the popularity of his songs is such that even today remixes are being made on them. Shamshad Begum was awarded 'Prestigious O.P. Nayyar Award' (2009) and in the same year he was also honored with 'Padma Bhushan'.


Famous playback singer Shamshad Begum, who won the hearts of people with her melodious voice in Indian cinema, passed away on April 23, 2013 in Mumbai. Even though Shamshan Begum had distanced herself from the Hindi film world many years ago, she gave her voice to numerous and famous songs throughout her career. Don't know how many songs he decorated with his voice and made them alive forever. Her daughter Usha said that- 'My mother always used to say that after my death, only after my funeral, tell anyone that I have left this world, and I will not go anywhere from where I came. I am going back, I am always with everyone. This tinkling voice will now give peace to everyone's heart only through the songs sung by it.


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