Popular music composer Khayyam breathed his last on August 19. The singer has left behind the legacy of songs that is timeless. Even after 1000 years, music aficionados would be looking back at his songs. Today, the last rites of the legend were held in Mumbai. Many folks from the industry turned up to pay their last respects to Khayyam. The ones who attended the funeral were Gulzar, Soni Nigam, Javed Akhtar, Alka Yagnik, Vishal Bhardwaj to name the few. We'd be lying if didn't say we expected a bigger turnout from Bollywood for the legend that Khayyam is. Khayyam Passes Away: Lata Mangeshkar, Rishi Kapoor and Other Bollywood Celebs Mourn the Loss of the Veteran Musician, Offer Condolences on Social Media.
Khayyam was 92. His funeral procession started from his home in Dakshina Park Society to the Four Bungalows Kabrastan. The late music composer was accorded state honours, including a gun salute, as per reports.
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It is said that Yash Chopra once said that the notion in the industry is that Khayyam is unlucky. This was after Khayyam had already composed music for YRF's Kabhie Kabhie. The songs from the movie, like Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein, went on to become huge hits, changing the game for Khayyam forever. Khayyam reached the peak of his career with his award-winning music composition for Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan, which starred Rekha.