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Remembering the legendary singer Noor Jehan on her 93rd Birthday

Today marks the 93rd birthday of Noor Jehan, who was one of most noticeable and powerful artists of Indo-Pakistan.

Because of her resonant voice and order on music, Noor Jehan was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum.

Grown up as Allah Wasai on September 21, 1926, in Kasur, Noor Jehan began her melodic vocation from Calcutta at nine years old as a child artist.

She moved from Bombay after segment and began her movie vocation as an entertainer and a vocalist in Pakistan. She had the pleasure of turning into the first female movie director with the arrival of her picture Chann Wey in 1951.

Her last film as an on-screen character was Ghalib which was released in 1961. She earned enormous acclaim by singing patriotic song like “Ay Putar Hatan Tay Nae Wikday” during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.

With a career spanning more than 35 years, Noor Jehan recorded around 10,000 melodies in different dialects, including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Sindhi. She was a not only a playback as well as a skilled ghazal vocalist.

Noor Jehan gathered numerous national and global honors for her enormous services to Pakistani film industry. Most striking among them are 1957’s President’s Award and 1966’s Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (The Pride of Performance).

On December 23, 2000, Noor Jehan passed away because of heart failure and was covered in Karachi.

Pakistan Post has issued a memorial postage stamp of 8 rupees group on the event of her 86th birth anniversary.


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