Islamabad (Web Desk): Google remembered the legendry Pakistani singer Malika-e-Taranum Noor Jahan on her 91st birth anniversary with a doodle dedicated to her, on September 21st.
Noor Jahan was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of all times and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the queen of melody) in Pakistan.
Noor Jahan original name ‘Allah Rakhi Wasai’ was born to a family with music traditions, Noor Jahan received musical training at an early age but her interest was more towards acting in films.
In the history of Pakistan cinema, she holds the record for having given voice to the largest number of film songs. As she moved to Pakistan with her husband, she pursued her acting career and acted in a number of hit films as well as directing films, earning her the title of the ‘first female Pakistani’ film director.
In 1965, she was awarded the Pakistan President’s Awards, for her acting and singing capabilities especially for a patriotic song she sang during the 1965 India-Pakistan war. She was loved by her fans and was known for her beauty.