The great music composer, Mohammed has contributed his works to the Indian music industry for a period of four decades in the period between 1953 and 1990. In the year 1997, he had won three Filmfare awards in the category of best awards for the movie named as Kabhi Kabhie. Additionally, he was widely appreciated for his work in the movie Umrao Jaan during 1982. Later, he has also earned the lifetime achievement award in the year 2010. Additionally, he is also been awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music in the year 2007 by the National Academy of Music, Arts, Dance, and Theater named as Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Consequently, Mohammed is also awarded with the Padma Bhushan – Third Highest Civilian Honor by the Indian Government for the year 2011. His other awards include Filmfare Best music director award for the movies Kabhi Kabhie, Umrao Jaan, and nominated for the same award due to his works in the movies namely Noorie, Thodisi Bewafai, Bazaar, and much more. Later, he formed the charitable trust titled as Khayyam Jagjeet Kaur KPG Charitable Trust and ultimately decided to donate his complete wealth to the trust. This is done in order to support Indian film field technicians as well as actors. His wealth which was donated to the trust was estimated to be around 10 crore INR.