Famed singer who sang ‘Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan’ dies in Dhaka

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DHAKA: Renowned singer Shahnaz Begum who sang notable patriotic songs – Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe and Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan – passed away in Bangladesh at the age of 67.

She died from cardiac failure in Dhaka. She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter. Her funeral prayers will be offered after Zuhr prayers today.

Shahnaz Begum was born on January 2, 1952 in Dhaka. She sang in Bangladeshi and Pakistani films.

Her famous patriotic songs are ‘Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe’ ‘Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan’.

She is the recipient of the Ekushey Padak in 1992 and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film Chhutir Phande (1990).

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