Mohammed Aziz gained popularity with the song ‘Mard Tangewala’ from Manmohan Desai’s Mard (1985), which was picturized on Amitabh Bachchan.
Regret not spending more time with Mohammed Aziz, says Sonu Nigam
Mumbai - 29 Nov 2018 22:45 IST
Updated : 21 Jan 2019 16:15 IST
Sonu Nigam has shared an emotional video on the passing of veteran singer Mohammed Aziz on Tuesday.
The singer-actor said it was one of the saddest days of his life.
Aziz died at the age of 64 after suffering a heart attack on his return to Mumbai from Kolkata.
“He was like my guru from whom I have learnt a lot," Nigam said in the video shared on his Facebook page. "And his voice used to do something to my heart every time. I am not able to believe that he passed away.
"I used to love him so much. When growing up, I used to listen to only his songs and try singing in his voice.”
The singer also said he did not get a chance to meet Mohammed Aziz much because he wasn’t so social. “But I remember calling him once when his song ‘Aaj Kal Yaad Kuchh’ was out. I told him, ‘Hats off for the work you have done. I have called you just to say this.’ Then he called me a number of times. He too used to love me a lot,” he said.
Nigam said he wished he could have spent more time with Mohammed Aziz. "I regret this from the inside," he said. "We become so busy in our work life that we are unable to meet our loved ones.”
Singers Kavita Krishnamurthy and Shaan and actors Jaaved Jaaferi and Naved Jafri also tweeted condolence messages for the departed singer. Jaaved Jaaferi recalled how Aziz sang the title song of his father Jagdeep’s movie Soorma Bhopali (1988).
Aziz gained popularity with the song ‘Mard Tangewala’ from Manmohan Desai’s Mard (1985). The song had also become synonymous with then superstar Amitabh Bachchan, on whom it was picturized.
Surprisingly, however, Bachchan hasn’t tweeted about it. Many other big names from Hindi cinema failed to say anything about Aziz's passing.
Devastated to hear about Mohd Aziz's passing away. We used to call him Munna bhai. Sung so many wonderful duets with him and he was a very affectionate person. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/CS2lctLM5a— Kavita Krishnamurthy (@kavitaksub) November 28, 2018
#MardTangewala #MyNameIsLakhan #DilLegayiTeriBindiya . The very talented and humble singer #MohammedAziz aka #MunnaAziz passes on. He also sang the title song for dad’s Gil’s #SoormaBhopali.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) November 27, 2018
May Allaah Bless his soul and give his family strength to bear the loss.
Deeply Shocked and Saddened to hear of Munna Aziz da’s untimely and sudden demise ... may his beautiful soul find peace and may his family find the strength to carry on 🙏— Shaan (@singer_shaan) November 27, 2018
One of our great singers Muhammed Aziz (Munna Aziz) sahab passes away, May his soul rest in peace, may the almighty give strength and patience to the family to bear this loss🙏#munnaaziz #MohammedAziz #music #rip pic.twitter.com/2e1uMo4vIG— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) November 27, 2018