Pakistan Post has issued a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 8 denomination on the occasion of 88th birth anniversary of legendary singer Malika-e-Tarannum (Melody Queen) Noor Jahan. The birth anniversary of Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jahan was observed on September 21. Born in a Punjabi family of musicians, Noor Jahan holds a remarkable record of 10,000 songs to her singing credits in various languages of India and Pakistan including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.
Along with Ahmed Rushdi, she holds the highest record of film songs in the history of Pakistani cinema. She is also considered to be the first female Pakistani film director.
Noor Jahan was born September 21, 1926 in Kasur, Punjab and was one of the eleven children of professional musicians Madad Ali and Fateh Bibi. She made her film debut in 1935 as a child artist in K.D. Mehra directed Pind di Kuri. In 1939, Ghulam Haider composed songs for Jehan which led to her early popularity. She then recorded her first song Shala Jawaniyan Mane for Dalsukh M. Pancholi\’s movie Gul Bakavli.
After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Noor Jahan decided to move to Pakistan along with her husband Shaukat Hussain Rizvi from Bombay and settled in Karachi with her family.
Three years after settling in Pakistan, Noor Jahan starred in her first film in Pakistan, Chan Wey (1951), opposite Santosh Kumar, which was also her first Punjabi film as a heroine. Shaukat and Noor Jehan directed this film together making Noor Jahan Pakistan\’s first female director.
She received many awards, including the highest Pakistani honour in entertainment, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (The Pride of Performance) in 1966, Pakistan\’s top civil award.
Here is a link to listen a famous song of Noor Jahan