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    Friday, 23 December 2011

    Remembering a legend: Noor Jehan's 11th death anniversary observed

    The death anniversary of legendary playback singerMalika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan was observed on Friday.
    Madam Noor Jehan, also known as ‘Melody Queen’ was born in the Qasoor district of Pubjab on September 21, 1926. She is considered to be the greatest film and music personality of all time of the Pakistan show business.
    Madam Noor Jehan started her film career at the young age of nine and soon became a renowned child artist.  As she grew older she became famous for her acting and singing in Indian movies.
    After the partition of the sub continent, she left Bombay and moved to Pakistan where she started her career as a film actress and singer. She was the first female to direct a movie and debuted with her film Chann We in 1951. Her last film was Ghalib, which was released in 1961.
    Madam ruled the film industry for more than 35 years and sung appropriately six thousand songs for Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films. Not only was she a celebrated playback singer but also a gifted ghazalsinger.
    With rigorous training in classical music, Noor Jehan employed the essential features necessary to present the ghazal in an exceptional manner.

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