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".
Legendary singer Shamshad Begum's Kabhi aar kabhi paar and Leke pehla pehla pyaar still spread the same magic that the songs used to when she sang them more than five decades ago.
Katiya Karoon from Rockstar tugged at your heartstrings and the romantic number became a favourite of music lovers. But did you know that legendary singer Shamshad Begum, who died on Tuesday (23.04.2013), too had sung a song titled Katiya Karoon in 1963.
Condoling the death of legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said the industry had lost its "golden voice", while Lata Mangeshkar remembered her as a "nice and happy soul".
Shamshad Begum, who died at 94, was among the first playback singers of Bollywood. Many of her hit songs have been remixed for modern listeners but little is known about the reclusive singer herself.
Shamshad Begum, a pioneer of Bollywood's music fraternity and the voice behind some of it's most memorable hits, died in Mumbai after a long illness.
Legendary singer Shamshad Begum, one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry and voice behind hit songs like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar and Kajra Mohabbat Wala, has died at her Mumbai residence.