The 6th death anniversary of renowned singer Mehnaz Begum is being observed today (Jan 19). Mehnaz Begum was a Pakistani singer, well known for her film appearances. She sang a variety of genres but specialized in ghazal, thumri, dadra, khayal, drupad and reciting salam, noha and marsiya. Mehnaz began her career as a playback singer in the early ’70s. Her voice and control over the sur instantly made her popular among music composers and film audiences. She sang for a number of films a majority of which became popular.
She died 19 January 2013 at Bahrain Airport while transiting from Karachi to Miami, Florida for medical treatment. She has won the Nigar Award for Best Female Playback Singer 13 times and in 2011, she was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Lux Style Awards.
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17 November, 2019