Veteran singer Mohammad Aziz passed away in Mumbai's Nanavati Hosptial on Tuesday. He was 64, according to news agency ANI. Aziz reportedly died of heart attack. Aziz had been doing shows in the recent times in West Bengal. While returning to Mumbai he had suffered a heart attack at the airport and collapsed there. The cremation ceremony will be held at Kandiwali west in Mumbai.
Aziz made his film debut in a Bengali language film 'Jyoti'. Later, he got a break when music director Anu Malik asked him to sing the song "Mard taangewala" for the Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Mard". Aziz started out his musical career as a singer in the restaurant Ghalib in Kolkata.
He was the voice behind evergreen tracks such as "My name is Lakhan", "Aap ke aa jane se" and "Dil le gayi teri bindiya". "He was brought dead to the hospital at 3.17 pm. The body has left from Nanavati hospital for post-mortem," a hospital official told news agency PTI.
Aziz, who has over 20,000 songs to his credit, has sung in Bollywood, Bengali and Odia film industries. He has recorded several devotional bhajans and Sufi songs as well. Besides Bachchan, he has done playback singing for actors such as Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and several others.
His career spanned over three decades and his collaboration with music composers like Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rahul Dev Burman, Naushad, OP Nayyar, Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan and Ravindra Jain have resulted in some of most iconic songs that people remember, even today.
(With PTI inputs)