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“Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe” singer Shahnaz Begum passes away

“Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe” singer Shahnaz Begum passes away
March 24, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – Renowned singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah, popularly known as Shahnaz Begum, passed away in Bangladesh on March 23 at the age of 67. She suffered heart attack, which proved fatal, according to media reports. Shahnaz notable patriotic songs are ‘Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe’ ‘Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan’. Born on January 2, 1952, Begum 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). Tributes poured in on social media as people remembered Begum for singing one of the most iconic songs in Pakistan’s history, one that has been hailed as an alternate national anthem. Senator Sherry Rehman expressed sorrow and grief over demise singer, saying, “Pakistan and Bangladesh will both mourn the passing of this wonderful singer: Shahnaz Begum on PTV: her signature anthem celebrating Pakistan “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhay” commissioned by PM Zulifqar Ali Bhutto, written by Jameeluddin Aali.” Journalist and renowned anchorperson Hamid Mir took his twitter and condoled the death of the singer and said, " 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."