Death anniversary of Noor Jahan being observed today

23 Dec, 2016 12:20 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The 16th death anniversary of legendary singer Noor Jahan is being observed on Friday (today).

Noor Jehan was born on September 21, 1926 in Kasur. She was originally named as Allah Wasai and started her musical career from Calcutta at the age of nine.

The legendary singer began her career as film star from Mumbai however she moved to Lahore after independence in 1947. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum.

She recorded about 10‚000 songs in various languages including Urdu‚ Hindi‚ Punjabi and Sindhi.

Noor Jehan ruled the film industry for more than 35 years and sung appropriately six thousand songs for Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films. Not only was she a celebrated playback singer but also a gifted ghazal singer.

In 1957‚ Noor Jahan was awarded the President’s Award for her acting and singing capabilities.

On December 23‚ 2000‚ Noor Jahan died as a result of heart failure and was buried in Karachi.

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