Singer Nayyara Noor, ‘Nightingale of Pakistan’, dies at age 71 | Arts and Culture News

Noor turned one in every of Pakistan’s most iconic singers, identified for her renditions of labor by the revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

One in all Pakistan’s best singers, Nayyara Noor, has died after a quick sickness in Karachi. She was 71.

The famend singer’s household confirmed her demise early Sunday.

Typically often known as “Bulbul-e-Pakistan” (Nightingale of Pakistan), Nayyara Noor was born in November 1950 in Guwahati, Assam in India, the place she spent her early childhood earlier than her household relocated to Karachi, the capital of newly created Pakistan, a number of years later.

She went to the distinguished Nationwide School of Arts in Lahore, the place her singing expertise was first found, and by the late ’60s she had made her debut on state tv.

In a flexible profession filled with iconic songs, she is going to perpetually be remembered for her renditions of labor by Pakistan’s well-known revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz – music launched in a 1976 compilation known as Nayyara Sings Faiz.

She additionally sang a few of Pakistan’s most memorably patriotic songs, together with Sohni Dharti, in addition to numerous ones for Pakistani movies.

In a profession spanning 4 a long time, Noor gained loads of accolades – together with the Nigar Award in 1973 for greatest playback singer for the movie Gharana.

She was additionally given the Delight of Efficiency award by the federal government in 2006 for her contributions to the humanities.

Noor, who was not a skilled singer, stated in an interview that it was not her plan to change into a singer professionally, and it was merely a stroke of luck that she carried out in her faculty, the place a professor inspired her to pursue a profession.

She ultimately retired from singing in 2012 and spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker. She was married to actor Shehryar Zaidi and was the mom of Naad-e-Ali Zaidi and Jaffer Zaidi, each proficient musicians and singers in their very own proper.

The announcement of her demise resulted in an outpouring of grief amongst her followers, who shared their recollections and clips of her iconic songs.

In a press release, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his grief and stated Noor’s demise would trigger “irreparable injury” to the music world.

“Be it a ghazal or a tune, no matter Nayyara Noor sang she sang it with perfection. The void created by Nayyara Noor’s demise won’t ever be crammed,” Sharif tweeted.

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