Indian singer Padma Shri Raj Begum is dead. The singer died following a long period of illness according to reports from ANI news agency.
The singer was 89 years old and is survived by 1 daughter and 2 sons. Padma Shri Raj Begum who was born in 1927, was was honoured with Padma Shri in 2002. She was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 2013.