Melody Queen Noor Jehan remembered with deep sentiments on her birthday 

By: Iqra Ejaz      Published: 12:54 PM, 21 Sep, 2021
Melody Queen Noor Jehan remembered with deep sentiments on her birthday 

September 21, 1926 – An impactful day which changed a lot of perspectives in the history of music due to the birth of melody queen Noor Jehan

Today is Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan’s birthday who was a Pakistani playback singer and actress. 

Noor Jehan or Allah Rakhi Wasai started her journey from British India and moved on towards Pakistani cinema in order to dazzle the masses with her noteworthy skills.

The queen of melody was included in the list of most accomplished singers of all time and had a staggering grip over classical tunes. The renowned diva took part in 40 films and sung around 20,000 in her career span.

Also, Noor Jehan is considered to be the first female Pakistani director.

Malika-e-Tarannum was born into a Punjabi family in Kasur, Punjab, British India.

However you might be shocked to discover that the queen started to sing at the mere age of six and made her debut as a playback singer in 1960 with film Salma.

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Noor Jehan is the recipient of many awards including Pride of Performance and after two divorces, Noor Jehan tied the knot with actor Yousuf Khan.

In the year 2000, Noor Jehan died due to heart failure also the melody queen was ranked at eighth position in a list of Most Influential Pakistanis after Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

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Some of the most popular songs sung by the renowned music personality include: Chandni Raatein, Badnaam Muhabbat Kaun Kare, Chand Hanse Dunya Base, Jia Re Tarse, Sajna Raah Tera, Sagar Roye Lehrein Shor Machaein, Chan Deya Toteya any many others.

Today, on the birthday of one of the most influential singers of all time, we have transported right back to Noor Jehan’s era when her melodies dominated the music industry and the real essence of music culture was discovered.

Noor Jehan, Happy Birthday. You are missed!