KARACHI: Malika-e-Tarannum (queen of melody) Madam Noor Jehan is being remembered on her 16th death anniversary today (Friday‚ December 23).
Legendary vocalist was one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia with many hits including Gaaye gi dunya geet mere, Zindagi Tamasha bani, Je ik tera pyar and many more.
She was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum for her melodious voice.
Har lehza hai momin ki singer’s real name was Allah Wasai. She was born on September 21‚ 1926 into a family of musicians in Kasur‚ a district in Punjab province.
Noor Jehan recorded about 10‚000 songs in various languages of including Urdu‚ Hindi‚ Punjabi and Sindhi.
President’s award winner ruled the film industry for more than 35 years as actor and singer. She 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.
The melody queen died On December 23‚ 2000 as a result of heart failure and was buried in Karachi.