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Private trust helps ailing singer Mubarak Begum

A Mumbai-based trust has contributed Rs 80,000 for the medical treatment of ailing Bollywood playback singer Mubarak Begum.

Mubarak Begum
Mubarak Begum

Begum, 76, has been hospitalised twice in the last two months after complaining of weakness and stomach pains.

Dr Ravindra Joshi Medical Foundation yesterday handed the aid to her family members, upon Maharashtra Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde's request, an official in the minister's office said.

Begum, who sang the evergreen song "Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi" from the 1961 movie "Hamari Yaad Aayegi", has not been keeping well for the last few years.

She lives in a one-bedroom house in the Mumbai suburb of Jogeshwari. Her health deteriorated after the demise of her daughter last year.

Her son, who works as a driver, and his wife live with her.

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