Mumbai: National Award winning Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahir Hashmi, renowned as 'Khayyam'--who composed evergreen music for the film 'Umrao Jaan' died of cardiac arrest here in a hospital on Monday.
He was 92 and is survived by his singer wife Jagjit Kaur.Khayyam was admired for composing music for some of the top grossers like 'Kabhie Kabhie', 'Trishul', 'Noorie' among several others.
Adorned with the National Award, a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan, Khayyam was admitted to Sujoy Hospital in Juhu last week following a lung infection, said his spokesperson Pritam Sharma.
Having a keen ear for music, he started his musical career from Ludhiana in 1943 at the tender age of 17. The last rites of the legendary composer will be performed on Tuesday.(UNI)