Padma Bhushan veteran Bollywood music director Khayyam full name 'Mohammed Zahur Khayyam', passed away at 92 years of age on 19th August 2019.
Khayyam was best known for his music in movies like Kabhi Kabhi and Umrao Jaan.
Khayyam was born on 18th February 1927 as Sa'aadat Hussain in undivided Punjab and came to Delhi to learn music at 17 years of age.
Later, Kayyam went to Lahore to learn music from Baba Chishti and assisted him for 6 months afterward came back to Ludhiana in 1943.
Khayyam got a break as a music composer with the movie Heer Ranjha in 1948 and got exposure after the movie Shola Aur Shabnam
Khayyam memorable work of music featured in movies like Trishul, Thodi Si Bewafaai, Bazaar, Dard, Noorie, Nakhuda, Sawaal, Bepannah, Khandaan and many more.
Khayyam was honored with the National Film Award for his work in Umrao Jaan in 1982.
Khayyam received Filmfare Awards in 1977, 1982 and 2010.
Khayyam was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his Creative Music in 2007.
Khayyam got Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
Khayyam was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award in 2011.
In 2018 he was conferred with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award.