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Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 20, 2019

Short Biography

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam is a popular Music Composer & Music Director, who was born on February 18, 1927, in Rahon, Nawanshahr District, Punjab, British India with the full name as Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi. 

Other Name: Khayyam Hashmi, Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, Khayyam Sahab
Other Professions: Music Director
Appearance: Bollywood

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Complete Bio & Career

The great music composer, Mohammed has contributed his works to the Indian music industry for a period of four decades in the period between 1953 and 1990. In the year 1997, he had won three Filmfare awards in the category of best awards for the movie named as Kabhi Kabhie. Additionally, he was widely appreciated for his work in the movie Umrao Jaan during 1982. Later, he has also earned the lifetime achievement award in the year 2010. Additionally, he is also been awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music in the year 2007 by the National Academy of Music, Arts, Dance, and Theater named as Sangeet Natak Akademi. 
Consequently, Mohammed is also awarded the Padma Bhushan – Third Highest Civilian Honor by the Indian Government for the year 2011. His other awards include Filmfare Best music director award for the movies Kabhi Kabhie, Umrao Jaan, and nominated for the same award due to his works in the movies namely Noorie, Thodisi Bewafai, Bazaar, and much more. Later, he formed the charitable trust titled as Khayyam Jagjeet Kaur KPG Charitable Trust and ultimately decided to donate his complete wealth to the trust. This is done in order to support Indian film field technicians as well as actors. His wealth which was donated to the trust was estimated to be around 10 crore INR. He also decided not to celebrate his birthday anymore after the Pulwama attack in 2019. He was a man with high regard and was arguably one of the greatest composers the industry has ever produced.

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2011 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Khayyam Sahab died on 19-08-2019 at the age of 92 in Mumbai, India.

DEATHDAY 19 August,2019 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to an Indian singer Jagjit Kaur. The couple had a son Pradeep Khayyam (actor). In 2012, his son died.

Life's Important Dates Of Mohammed Zahur Khayyam

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Saly & Pepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Rahon, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut First Film as a Composer - Heer Ranjha (1948)
Best Movies Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Umrao Jaan (1981), Dard (1981), Razia Sultan (1983), and Dil-e-Nadaan (1982) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actress Madhubala , Rekha
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer Mohammed Rafi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mohammed Zahur Khayyam

  • He was fondly called as Khayyam Sahab.
  • He started a charitable trust called Khayyam Jagjeet Kaur KPG Charitable Trust and through this trust, he started helping budding artist and technicians in the industry.
  • He has worked with legends such as Mirza Ghalib, Sahir Ludhianvi, and Ali Sardar Jafri among many others.
  • His song "Aye dil-e-nadan" sung by Lataji is considered as a milestone.

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Mohammed Zahur Khayyam was 92 years 6 months & 1 day old age.