Born in Kasur to a family of musicians, the queen of melody started her career after her family’s move to Calcutta where she received musical training and became a child star in Urdu and Punjabi movies. In 1947, Noor Jehan moved to Pakistan, after which she acted in a series of films and even directed one, Chanway. She rose to fame for her singing abilities in the milieu of classical music in the country.
The queen of melody’s family lovingly remembered their time with her on her birthday. Granddaughter Natasha Ali Lakhani took to Instagram to share moments with her grandmother. “Walking down memory lane, my stunning Nano with a bald and perplexed looking me [as a baby],” she wrote. “Other than the outer persona that was larger than life, her incredible talent that shall last through all times to come, I miss the snippets of the woman she was when she was with her nearest and dearest. Her humour, that twinkle in her eye, her bhunni murghi , daal and that aloo ki bhujiya that no one in the family can still replicate.
Here are some posts from her family, friends and fans circle.