Naira Noor (2022–1950) was a famous Pakistani singer. She was popular for singing ghazals and poems in Mehfils and Mushairas.
Naira Noor was born on Friday, 3 November 1950.age 71 years; by 2022) in Guwahati, Assam, India. He was raised in Karachi, Pakistan. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He then enrolled in the National College of Arts, Lahore. When she was in college, she sang the hymn “Jo Tum Todo Piya” from ‘Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje’ (1955), which was originally sung by whom. Lata Mangeshkari, There, a professor named Asrar of Islamia College heard his song. He was a music expert and immediately liked Noor’s voice. He then asked her to pursue a career in singing. During an interview, Noor while talking about the professor said,
He himself was a very good singer and was immersed in classical music. I was fortunate that I got a chance to sing some of his songs in my early days.
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
Noor’s father was a businessman and a member of the All India Muslim League.
husband and children
When Noor was in college, she met a boy named Shahryar Zaidi. Both of them participated in various inter-college competitions in which Noor came first and Zaidi came second. They then met at a gramophone record shop in search of Begum Akhar’s disc.
Soon, they fell in love with each other and got married. Shahryar acted in several Pakistani TV dramas.
The couple has two sons, Naad-e-Ali and Jafar Zaidi. Naad is a voice-over artist and vocalist, and lead vocalist of the Jafar Kavish music band.
Naad is married to Mandana Zaidi, a video producer, and Jafar is married to Pakistani actress Yamina Pirzada.
Noor started her career as a singer with Radio Pakistan. She then worked as a singer for various Pakistani TV shows like ‘Taal Matol’ and ‘Sach Gupt’. He lent his voice to songs in various Pakistani movies like:
- “Wherever your shadow is there, let me lay the palanquin” Gharana (1973)
- From Mastana (1973) “Aaj Gham Hai Tau Kya, that day will surely come, when your sorrow will turn into happiness”
- “Iss Parcham Ke Saare Taal Hum Ek Hain” from Farz Aur Mamta (1975)
- “Don’t Want Me Too Much” from Purdah Na Ulaya (1974)
- “Broken Dream” from Bobby and Julie (1978)
Noor used to participate in many mehfils and mushairas for singing her Urdu poetry and ghazals. He wrote “Woh Jo Hum Mein Tum Mein,” “Rang Barasat Ne Bharne Kuch Toh,” “Phir Sawan Ruth Ki Pawan Chali Tum Yaad Aayi,” and “Sometimes we were also beautiful.” Noor lent her voice to the national song of Pakistan “Watan Ki Mitti Gawah Rahna”.
Awards and honors
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2006
- Nigaar Award for Best Playback Singer in the film Gharana (1973)
- 3 Gold Medals in Annual All Pakistan Music Conference Celebrations
He died of a brief illness on 20 August 2022, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. His last rites were performed at Jamia Masjid o Imamberg Yasrab, a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. Several Pakistani celebrities including the Pakistani President expressed grief over his death. Dr. Arif Alvik and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif,
Facts / Trivia
- Before his birth, his family had shifted from Amritsar, Punjab, India to Guwahati, Assam.
- She grew up listening to the songs of various singers like Kanan Devi, Kamala and Begum Akhtar.
- Before emigrating to Pakistan, Pakistani politician Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah used to visit Noor’s house in India as his father was an active member of the All-India Muslim League.
- In 1957, Noor immigrated to Pakistan with her mother and siblings. His father came back to India to look after his property, and in the 1990s, he too moved to Pakistan.
- Noor announced her retirement from professional singing in 2012. He once said that music is his passion but not his priority.
- He loved listening to the songs of famous singers like Noor Jahan, Farida Khanum, Kanan Bala, Begum Akhtar, and others. Lata Mangeshkari,