Amazing facts about Begum Akhtar
1.Begum Akhtar did her 1st stage performance at the age of 15, & won accolades from the Nightingle Of India, Sarojini Naidu for her singing talent.
2. She was one among the foremost female stage performers and her 1st music disc was released by the Megaphone Record Company.
3.In the 1930s, she also got the opportunity to act in films thanks to her unmissable beauty. Among the noteworthy films she acted in were, Raaj Haan’s King for a Day (1933), Mumtaz Beghum (1934), Jawaani Ka Nasha (1935), and Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar (1958).
4.Begum Akhtar was earlier known as Akhtaribai. She came to be known as Begum Akhtar after Begum Akhtar married a barrister from Lucknow, Ishtiaq Ahmed Abbasi .
5.Having gone through a lot of pain and struggle in her early years, many believed that the veteran Ghazal singer got so addicted to it that she would often feel restless without sadness in the later part of her life.
6.The Legendary classical singer passed away on 30 October, 1974 in Ahmedabad where she took ill after a stage performance. She later succumbed to the illness
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