Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute to Mubarak Begum Shaikh

Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday expressed condolences over the death of legendary Bollywood playback singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh, with whom she had sung a duet in 1955 film Baradari". Begum Mubarak died late on Monday night at her home here after prolonged illness. She was 80. "Bahut dukh ki baat hai ki hamare samay ki gaayika Mubarak Begum ji hamare bich nahi rahi. Main unko shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. (Its very sad news that Mubarak Begumji, a singer from our era is no more. I pay my tribute to her)," Lata tweeted.  Mangeshkar, who had sung "Dil humse wah lagaaye jo hans ke teer khaye" with Begum Mubarak, had reportedly reached out to the late singer offering help for her medical treatment and expenses last year. Begum Mubarak is survived by her son Hussain, daughter-in-law Zarina and granddaughter Sana with whom she was living for many years.