LAHORE: Today marks what would have been 92nd birthday of the late melody queen who ruled the hearts of millions of people in Indo-Pak subcontinent Noor Jehan and the search engine giant is remembering her with a beautiful doodle on its homepage.
Noor Jehan is called Queen of music. She has also given title of Malika-e-Tarannum. She has been called the beauty queen of her time. She has started her acting career back in 1935 as a child star. She was born into family of musicians. She has the privilege to sing more than 10,000 songs. She was also the first women film director of Pakistan. She has almost won all the awards of Pakistan. She was so lucky that she got her music education from Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. When she was only 9 years old, she was introduced to showbiz industry by Ghulam Ahmed Chishti.
As she was born in Kasur, she has spent nearly nine years of her life there. She has learnt thumri and khayal from Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. She has got her early music education from Patiala Gharana and it was a big honor. When she has started singing at the age of 9, she moved to Lahore to pursue her career further. She has started singing in live functions with her sister. She also used to sing folk songs and naats as well. Noor Jehan with her other family members moved to Calcutta as Calcutta was the place where theatre was growing very fast. Noor Jehan along with her sisters acted in a movie Pind di Kuri directed by famous director K.D.Mehra. She also sang a song “Langh aja patan channaan da o yr”. This song became hit and Noor Jehan has never looked back after that.
She has started learning music education at her early age. She was student of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
Her father’s name was Madad Ali and mother’s name was Fateh Bibi. Her parents were poor musicians of area. They used to perform at local events and live programs. They also worked for local landowners as well. Noor Jehan once reveals in an interview that her parents have worked very hard to meet their both ends.
There were 11 siblings of Noor Jehan. Her sisters also performed with her in films during early days of their career. She has six brothers and five sisters and their names are