Noorjehan  was the adopted stage name for Allah Wasai (September 21, 1926 – December 23, 2000) who was a legendary singer and actress inBritish India and Pakistan. Her career spanned seven decades. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title ofMalika-e-Tarannum (Urdu: ملکہ ترنم, English: the queen of melody). 

 

During the 1965 India-Pakistan war. Noor Jehan sung many patriotic songs enthusiastically, which became tremendously popular. Some enormously praised and soul stirring songs are listed below.

  • Ae watan kay sajeelay jawano, Mere naghmay tumharay leeyay hain
  • Aeh putr hataan tay nahin wikday, Tu lubni ain wich bazar kuray
  • Mereya dhol sipahia, Tenun Rub dyaan rakhhan
  • O mahi chhail chhabilah, Haey neen kernail neen jarnail neen
  • Yeh hawaoun kay musafir, Yeh samandaroun kay rahi, Meray sir bakaf mujahid, Meray suf shikan sipahe
  • Rung laey ga shaheedoun ka lahoo, Yeh lahoo surkhee hay aazadi kay afsanay ki
  • Mera sohnan shehr Qasoor neen, Hoya dunya wich mashhoor neen
In 1986, on a tour of North America, Jehan suffered from chest pains and was diagnosed with angina pectoris after which she underwent a surgery to install a pacemaker. In 2000, Jehan was hospitalised in Karachi and suffered a heart attack. On December 23, 2000 Jehan died as a result of heart failure. Her funeral took place at Jamia Masjid Sultan, Karachi and she was buried at the Gizri Graveyard near the Saudi Consulate in Karachi.
Year Film
1939 Gul Bakavli
Imandaar
Pyam-e-Haq
1940 Sajni
Yamla Jat
1941 Chaudhry
Red Signal
Umeed
Susral
1942 Chandani
Dheeraj
Faryad
Khaandan
1943 Nadaan
Duhai
Naukar
1944 Lal Haveli
Dost
1945 Zeenat
Gaon ki Gori
Badi Maa
Bhai Jaan
1946 Anmol Ghadi
Dil
Humjoli
Sofia
Jadoogar
Maharana Pratab
1947 Mirza Sahibaan
Jugnu
Abida
Mirabai
1951 Chanwey
1952 Dopatta
1953 Gulnar
Anarkali
1955 Patey Khan
1956 Lakt-e-Jigar
Intezar
1959 Nooran
1958 Choomantar
Anarkali
1959 Neend
Pardaisan
Koel
1961 Mirza Ghalib
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