Dhaka (Web Desk): Singer of ‘Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhay’ and ‘Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan’ Shahnaz Begum on Sunday passed away in Dhaka after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67.
She was born on January 2, 1952 in Dhaka to M Fazlul Haq and Asiya Haq.
A recipient of the Ekushey Padak in 1992 and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film Chhutir Phande (1990), Shahnaz emerged as a singer in Dhaka in the mid-1960s and 1970s.
She is survived by her husband and two children.