LAHORE: Whole Pakistan and fans all around the world observing the 14the death anniversary of legendary singer Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan on Tuesday (today)
Allah Wasai famous as Noor Jehan was born on September 21, 1926 in Kasur and had started her musical career from Calcutta at the age of nine as a singer child star.
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.
After partition in 1947 she moved from Bombay and started her film career in Pakistan as actress, singer and the first female film director with film Chann in 1951. Her last film Ghalib was released in 1961.
Noor Jehan recorded about 10‚000 songs in various languages of India and Pakistan including Urdu‚ Hindi‚ Punjabi and Sindhi.
She ruled the film industry for more than 35 years and sung at least six thousand songs for Urdu‚ Punjabi and Sindhi films.
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.