Mohammad Aziz sang over 20,000 songs including evergreen tracks like My Name Is Lakhan, Aap Ke Aa Jane Se and Dil Le Gayi Teri Bindiya.
Singer Mohammed Aziz, the voice behind evergreen tracks like My Name Is Lakhan, Aap Ke Aa Jane Se and Dil Le Gayi Teri Bindiya, passed away on Tuesday, November 27. He was only 64.
"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 PTI. Sources said he died of cardiac arrest.
Aziz, who has over 20,000 songs to his credit, has sung for Hindi, Bengali and Odia films. He recorded several devotional -- bhajans and Sufi songs -- as well.
He made his debut with the Bengali film Jyoti. Later he got a break when composer Anu Malik asked him to sing Mard Taangewala for the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Mard.
His career spanned over three decades and his collaboration with composers like Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rahul Dev Burman, Naushad, O P Nayyar, Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan and Ravindra Jain have resulted in iconic songs people often remember.
Bollywood personalities mourned the singer's death.
Sudesh Lehri: Behad dukh huva Mohd Aziz ji ki khabar soon ke upparwala unki aatma ko shanti de...One of the best singer and a very good human being is no more, you will be missed sir #RIP #MohdAziz
Naved Jafri: One of our great singers Muhammed Aziz (Munna Aziz) sahab passes away, May his soul rest in peace, may the almighty give strength and patience to the family to bear this loss#munnaaziz #MohammedAziz #music #rip
Shaan: Deeply Shocked and Saddened to hear of Munna Aziz da’s untimely and sudden demise ... may his beautiful soul find peace and may his family find the strength to carry on
Ashoke Pandit: Sad to know about the demise of Mohammed Azizji who was a versatile singer. May his soul rest in peace.His voice will always resonate in our ears. #RIP #OnShanti.
With inputs from PTI
Photograph: Kind courtesy Ashoke Pandit