Noor Jehan’s 14th death anniversary being observed today

23 Dec, 2015 10:12 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Fifteenth death anniversary of famous singer ‘Melody Queen’ Noor Jehan is being observed on Wednesday.

Born as Allah Wasai on September 21, 1926 in Kasur, Noor Jehan started her musical career from Calcutta at the age of nine as a talented child star. Renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia, Noor Jehan was given the honorific title of “Malika-e-Tarannum” for a career spanning seven decades.

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

She also gave Pakistan a new genre, which later developed into a category we all know today as national anthems or “milli naghme”. The new beginning was made during the 1965 war, when Madam sang live on radio and TV some of the most gripping songs ever composed.

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