Pakistan music industry’s most iconic personality Shahnaz Begum who sang “Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan” and “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhy” has passed away at the age of 67 at her residence in Baridhara, Bangladesh.
The local media reported that she got a cardiac arrest which resulted in her death.
Born on 2 January 1952 in Dhaka, she sang for both Pakistani and Bengali film industries. She emerged as a singer in mid 1960s. Her patriotic songs are lauded are all over the world. These patriotic songs have made her a household name in Pakistan.
Shahnaz Begum passed away in Bangladesh on March 23rd when many Pakistanis were listening her famous song “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhey Qadam Qadam Abad “on Pakistan day https://t.co/I6NlvjIvpJ
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She was the recipient of the Ekushey Padak in 1992 and Bangladesh National Film Award for best Female playback singer for the film Chhutir Phande (1990).