Today marks the 13th death anniversary of the Queen of Melody Madam Noor Jehan. Though thirteen years have passed since she left us, her evergreen voice and singing style is still remembered within our hearts.
She was given the title of Noor Jehan when she first took her steps in the world of music. Pakistan received such a gem which is an example in itself. She engaged the entire world to her legendary voice and singing style for seven decades.
Whether it was a ghazal from legendary poets like Faiz Ahmed Faiz or a love song from a music composer, every tune felt like magic whenever her voice came on the radio. Whatever she sang was a treat to the music listeners.
She contributed her melodies to local and Indian film industries as well. She worked in Pakistani films like Dupatta, Intezaar, Lakht-e-Jigar, Koyal and Anarkali whereas she also sang for Bollywood films like Naadaan, Naukar, Lal Haveli and Dil. She sang more than 10,000 songs for more than thousand films.
When it comes to Madam Noor Jehan's patriotic songs, she is a legend like none other. When the 1965 war broke out between Pakistan and India, she sang such wonderful melodies that not only raised the national spirit of the country but also raised the moral of the military.
"Gaaye gi dunya geet meri" (The world will sing my songs) is a true statement which is still fascinates the admirers of her singing. Madam Noor Jehan was a reflection of true musical magnificence. A legend that will live forever.