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Kabban Mirza

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Kabban Mirza (born 1937 or 1938) is known for singing a couple of melodious songs in Hindi cinema. Not much is known about Mirza's life and his whereabouts, though it is known that he belonged to Uttar Pradesh. His singing was featured in the film Razia Sultan, directed by Kamal Amrohi (1983). Two of his songs are "Aayee Zanjeer Ki Jhankar" and "Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai". He also sang a song, entitled "Is Pyar Ki Basti Mein" for the movie, Sheeba, though he was not given credit for it.

Kabban Mirza used to work as a radio announcer with Vividh Bharti, All India Radio station, Mumbai. He used to do the popular hindi old song programme at 10.00 pm , named Chaya Geet on Vivid Bharti. You can still remember his heavy & different voice saying - Chaya Geet sunanewalo ko Kabban Mirza ka adab " ! (Kamal Amrohi selected him over a lot of popular singers of that era. According to him, Kabban Mirza's voice suited the character portrayed by Dharmendra. We can see the quality of his voice as the music director for this film was the renowned music director Khayyam .

Mirza later suffered from Cancer of the larynx. His last years of life went unnoticed affected with cancer and penniless in small house with his family in mainly Muslim dominated area , Mumbra , outskirt of Thane city near Mumbai. While no concrete information of his death exists in the internet, a website refers to him as the "Late Kabban Mirza".

^ "He ruled radio waves, now he fights silence". Retrieved 2009-06-02. ^ "List of people from Uttar Pradesh". ^ "Razia Sultan". ^ "Razia Sultan Songs". ^ "Late Kabban Mirza on Muharram and Lucknow - AQYouth". Retrieved 29 September 2009.