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Renowned singer Mehnaz passes away

Mehnaz. – Dawn File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's renowned singer Mehnaz Begum passed away after protracted illness at the age of 54-55 on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

Media reports said she was going to United States for her treatment, when she breathed her last in Bahrain.

Mehnaz had sung a variety of genres but specializes in ghazal, thumri, dadra, kahyal, drupad and reciting salam, noha and marsiya.

She was the daughter of celebrated sub-continental singer Kajjan Begum and the famous government officer Abdullah Tasnim, but when she realized fame, she changed her maiden name to the current one.

The famous Pakistani singer had moved to the United States due to her illness.

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Comments (15) Closed

Jan 19, 2013 08:31pm
She had a won a wonderful voice. Her film songs were brilliant. Very sad news.
Jan 20, 2013 12:46pm
Jan 20, 2013 10:11am
Rest in Peace Mehnaz!! Thanks for bringing happiness and peace to our scoiety and people through your beautiful voice. May Allah bless you with mercy and love!
Aqil Siddiqi
Jan 20, 2013 02:12am
In last two years, we lost some big time artists, Mehdi Hasan, Moin Akhtar and now Mehnaz. May, they all go to Heaven (Ameen)
Jamshed Khan
Jan 21, 2013 01:59pm
You've got problem with that? Isn't that personal? We Pakistanis are so good at passing judgement without knowing full facts.
Jan 20, 2013 02:14am
A singer of class. A very sober person she was. May Allah bestow his mercy upon her and may her soul rest in peace.
Jan 20, 2013 04:41pm
Will miss your beautiful voice, grace and dignity. Rest in peace, lovely lady!
Laila Khan
Jan 19, 2013 04:47pm
sad news but i think she never married
Jan 19, 2013 04:02pm
sad news, may the soul rest in eternal peace. I hope government would recognize her service to the country by naming a landmark in her name.
Jan 19, 2013 03:43pm
An Icon leaves us. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajyoun. Mehnaz ji! You were an iconic figure in your own right. May Allah bless your soul. Aameen
Jan 19, 2013 03:37pm
really sad news :(
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Jan 19, 2013 03:25pm
INNA LILLA HAY WAA INNA ILLEHEY RAJAYOON. May God Almighty bless her soul in peace and solace at Jannatual Firdous and grant the family, friends, associates, peers, pals, relatives, colleagues and fans the fortitude and courage to bear this irreparable loss. Aameen, Tsum Aameen.
Jan 20, 2013 01:54am
Rest In Peace and Allah bless you for all that you did to entertain South-Asians during your short life.
Tariq Mahmood
Jan 19, 2013 04:16pm
She was a great singer- God bestow upon her blessing and place in Jinat-ul-Firdous Ameen
Jan 19, 2013 03:14pm
May God rest her soul in peace ." Amen"