The Geet Sangeet group on Facebook is paying a tribute to Shamshad ji on her birthday today (April 14, 2013). Those interested can participate there.
Ajit Sidhu ji of the group has written a sweet write up which I am sharing below:-
Many members posted her songs and appreciated her singing. This is one of them by Satyavir Yadav ji remembering her:-
She lives the life of a recluse today. This reclusiveness gives her an aura of mystery befitting her personality. She was, and remains, a reserved person. If she is known and loved today — six decades after she began singing — it is for her immortal voice and unforgettable songs listed above & many more. Even Lata Mangeshkar once told her, “No one has seen the kind of stardom and respect that you did !”
Her spontaneous, open-throated style of singing brought alive each and every word of a song.
A special banner made by Manoj Tripathi ji for the event is shown below:-