Among all the glories of British India, the legendary Noor Jahan was one diamond among millions.
Noor was a renowned and prestigious singer of Pakistan, India and South Asia. Her delicate and angelic voice earned her the elegant title of ‘Malika-e-Tarannum’ or Queen of Melody. On December 23, 2000, Noor Jahan suffered a heart failure and died.
The 16th death anniversary of Madam Noor Jahan is being observed throughout the country. Her death was a huge loss to both nations and she is lovingly remembered for her melodies even to this day.
Her singing career spanned an outstanding seven decades, from 1930 to 1996. Music was in Noor’s blood; she was born in Bulleh Shah’s Kasur, Punjab in 1926 to a family of musicians.
Noor Jahan was a highly versatile personality, she could sing in several languages and had recorded over 10,000 songs in her career. Born into a Muslim family with a rich musical tradition, in British India, she was exposed to the world of show business at a young age.
The sweetness of her voice and the emotions of her melodies still bring tears in the eyes of the listeners, and her songs have still enough power to capture millions of hearts. She will always remain alive in her songs and in millions of hearts forever.