Veteran singer Mohammad Aziz passed away in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hosptial on Tuesday. Mohammed Aziz was an Indian playback singer in the Bollywood, Bengali and Odia film industries.
He suffered a heart attack. He was 64.
The singer had just returned from Kolkata after performing in a show.
Johnny Lever’s brother Jimmy Moises shared this tragic news on Facebook. In a conversation with a Bollywood news website, Jimmy told that the Aziz performed in a concert in Kolkata on Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon when he came to Mumbai airport, he suddenly fell ill.
After sitting in the cab, he told the driver that he was not feeling well, following which he was taken to Nanavati Hospital. The doctors at hospital told Aziz had suffered a heart attack. He was later declared dead.
Mohammad Aziz was a playback singer for famous actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty . Some of his hit songs are tu na ja mere badshah from Khuda Gwah, lal dupatta malmal ka, my name is Lakhan.
In Bollywood, his duets with leading female singers like Anuradha Paudwal and Kavita Krishnamurthy during the 1980s and early 1990s have been immensely popular. He has sung with veterans like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle too.
His collaboration with the musical genius duo Laxmikant Pyarelal has been most successful to the extent that he was considered a heir to Mohammad Rafi.
A versatile singer, he had sung almost 20 thousand songs in different Indian languages.