Jagjit Kaur, the widow of late music composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, passed away at the age of 93 today (15th August) at 6am in the morning. Her last rites were performed at the Juhu Crematorium at 11.30am in Pawan Hans Crematorium, SV Road Vile Parle (West) with a few people present in view of the Covid-19 restrictions, said her spokesperson Pritam Sharma. The spokesperson of the Khayyam Jagjit Kaur KPG Charitable Trust Pritam Sharma said, the singer breathed her last around 6am at her residence in Juhu.
She sang many songs for Khayyamji. Her most famous song was “Tum Apna Ranj–o-Gham Apni Pareshani Mujhe De Do” from ‘Shagoon’ (1964). She sang fewer songs for films than her contemporaries like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, yet all of her songs have been described as memorable masterpieces.