Malayalam Ghazal Singer Umbayee Passes Away

Aluva : Acclaimed ghazhal singer Umbayee passes away at a private hospital in Aluva on Wednesday around 4.45 pm. He was 68.

Umbayee has been battling cancer for a couple of years now.

Umbayee, whose original name was P Abu Ibrahim, was much sought in cultural functions where he performed ghazal styled Malayalam songs.

Umbayee has also composed music for poems written by prominent poets like Satchidanandan and  ONV Kurup, which came to be big hits with music lovers in the state.

 Umbayee has more than 12 ghazal albums to his credit and has also composed music for a movie.

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