Asha Bhosle says she wants to see her granddaughter become a playback singer like herself and is already in the process of preparing her.
Shamshad Begum was born in Lahore, not in Amritsar, the legendary singer's only daughter, Usha Ratra, has clarified, also opening up about her mother's shy nature, personal struggles and professional achievements.
Shamshad Begum was "stepped over" for other singers in the 1960s, as her voice was considered too powerful for the cinema in those days, a Pakistani daily said.
Describing her death as a "great loss", Mamta Sharma and Madhushree, from the current lot of playback singers, remember Shamshad Begum as "queen of melody" who had a "rare voice".
Celebs remember Shamshad Begum on Twitter
One of the first playback singers of the Indian film industry, Shamshad Begum worked with some of the top music directors of the 1950s and 60s like Naushaad and OP Nayyar. Her soulful songs from the black and white era are still loved by music enthusiasts and have also been remixed a number of times for young party lovers. Today, on her 94th birthday, we bring to you our favourite top ten Shamshad Begum hits.