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Kashmiri singer Raj Begum dies at 89

 IANS |  2016-10-26 15:28:39.0  |  Srinagar

Kashmiri singer Raj Begum dies at 89

Raj Begum breathed her last at her daughter's residence in Chanapora area of the city, officials said.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Raj <g data-gr-id="22">Begaum</g> was awarded Padma Shri in 2002 and Sangeet Akademi award in 2013. She was also bestowed with State award by Jammu and Kashmir government in 2009.

Raj Begum's captivating voice has ruled generations of Kashmiri music lovers. Starting off as <g data-gr-id="23">wedding</g> singer, she gradually rose to become one of the most powerful female voices of Kashmir.

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