Pak Raag Rani Naira Noor, loved by millions from both sides of the border, no more – Times of India

Karachi: Famous Pakistani Singer naira nooriLoved by millions from both sides of the border for his soulful melodies, he died after a brief illness, his family said on Sunday, in the life of one of the last musical icons to represent India’s shared culture. Putting the curtain on and Pakistan.
According to media reports, Noor was 71 years old and was undergoing treatment in Karachi for a long time.
His nephew Raza Zaidi tweeted, “With a heavy heart I announce the passing of my dear aunt (Tai) Naira Noor. Rip her soul away.”
She has left behind a deep legacy and a wealth of melodious performances.
Noor was born in 1950 in Guwahati.
His father was an active member of the All India Muslim League and hosted the founding fathers of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah During his visit to Pakistan before partition in 1947.
Sometime in 1958, his family moved to Lahore in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
The Dawn newspaper quoted him as saying, “Education was the whole and the end of our existence but music was the main source of entertainment.”
She admitted that Kanan Bala and Begum Akhtar with Lata Mangeshkar with “a passion for everyone” were her all-time favourites.
Interestingly, Noor did not have any formal training in music, but was fascinated by Akhtar’s ghazals and Bala’s bhajans since childhood.
Professor Asrar Ahmed of Islamia College noticed his growing talent while regaling his friends and teachers during a concert at his alma mater—the National College of Arts in Lahore.
Soon, Noor found herself singing for the University’s Radio Pakistan programmes.
In 1971, she made her playback singing debut in Pakistani television serials and then transitioned seamlessly into films like Gharana and Tansen.
She won the Nigaar Award for Best Playback Singer for Gharana.
Noor will be known for her Ghazals.
He performed at Mehfil, enjoyed a cult-like following among ghazal lovers in Pakistan and India.
Her famous ghazal rendition was “Ae Jazba-e-Dil Ghar Main Chahoon”, written by Behzad Lucknavi, a renowned Urdu poet.
Noor also sang ghazals written by poets like Ghalib, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and also performed with their likes Mehdi hasan,
“Barkha Barse Chat Prati,” a rare Hindi poem by Faiz, which she sang with her husband Sheharyar Zaidi Perhaps his most famous work was on his birthday in 1976.
At the peak of her career, Noor decided to marry Zaidi, and over time became finicky about performing live.
“Music has been a passion for me but has never been my top priority. I was first a student and a daughter and later a singer. My primary roles after my marriage have been that of a wife and a mother,” she told Dawn newspaper Told to
Noor was awarded the title of “Bulbul-e-Pakistan” (Nightingale of Pakistan) in 2006.
In 2006, she was awarded the “Pride of Performance Award” and by 2012, she had said goodbye to her professional singing career.
Prime Minister Shahbaz SharifExpressing grief over Noor’s death, he said that his death is “an irreparable loss” to the music world.
He tweeted, “Ghazal or song, whatever Nayyra Noor sang, she sang it to perfection. The void created by Nayyra Noor’s demise will never be filled.”