Renowned Kashmiri singer Raj Begum passed away on Wednesday, 26 October. She was 89.
News agency ANI reported that Begum had been ill over a prolonged period of time leading up to her death.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter, as well as their children.
Born to Ghulam Rasool Sheikh of Srinagar in March 1927, Raj Begum began singing from a very early age, reported The Kashmir MonitorThe Kashmir Monitor.
Later, she would perform at weddings — before finding fame as a singer on Radio Kashmir Srinagar. She continued with her radio stint until the mid-1980s.
Raj Begum was honoured with the Padma Shri and a Sageet Natak Akademi Award.
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016 03:04 pm | Updated Date: Oct 26, 2016 03:04 pm