Noted singer Meena Bashir passed away rather quietly on Thursday, at the age of 55. The veteran artiste, who was the wife of prolific singer Bashir Ahmed, breathed her last at around 9:45pm at her Mohammadpur residence.
Family sources said Meena Bashir had been ill since the demise of Bashir Ahmed (on April 19), as she was mentally broken down. She had to receive artificial ventilation occasionally since, and her condition had been deteriorating since the morning of August 7.
Meena Bashir had lent her voice to a number of memorable songs with Bashir Ahmed, including “Pahar Nodi Jhornadhara”, “Shobai Amaye Premik Bole”, “Ogo Priyotomo Ora Jante Cheyeche” and “Bhul Je Hobe O Bhola Mon”, while her solo songs “Ja Ja Urre Ja” and “Koto Raat Bhebechhi” were also prominent. Apart from singing in a few Urdu movies, Meena Bashir also used to sing Ham'd and Na'at.
Meena Bashir was laid to rest at Mohammadpur graveyard, beside Bashir Ahmed. She is survived by children Raja Bashir and Humaira Bashir, and left behind a host of fans whose hearts she captivated with her singing.