Alhamra Arts Council celebrates Noor Jehan
LAHORE: The Alhamra Arts Council paid a tribute to the legendary artist Madam Noor Jehan at Alhamra Art Centre in Lahore on Friday, stated a press release.
The evening was held in remembrance of the acclaimed singer, who was also given the honorable title of ‘Malika-e-Tarannum, the Queen of Melody.’
Noor Jehan was not only a playback singer but a graceful actor who worked in many Indo- Pak films for over half a century. She was one of the most influential singers of South Asia during her time.
The event saw veteran singer Tarannum Naz perform the super-hit songs rendered by Noor Jehan, met with immense applause from the audience. Other renowned singers like Humaira Channa, Afshan Begham, Azra Jahan, Saima Jahan, Farah Anwar, Saira Naseem, Shabnam Majeed, Nadia Hashmi, Shahid Ali Nusrat, Zakia Bano and Saira Tahir were also present there.
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Chairperson BOG Lahore Art Council Moneeza Hashmi called the event an “important step towards remembering Pakistan’s national icons.” She said, “The name Noor Jahan has resonated with Pakistan for decades. She was a very talented singer and I still miss her politeness. She used to visit us frequently and I still remember her mesmerising personality. Faiz sahab dedicated his nazm Mujh Se Pehli Si Mohabbat to her.”
On the occasion, executive director of Alhamra Arts Council, Ather Ali Khan, also explained his vision for local cultural activities and the revival of entertainment at Alhamra. He stated that civilised nations always remember and learn from their national heroes and promote cultural activities within the country to enhance socio-cultural values.
“Our basic aim for organising today’s event was to celebrate the legacy of Madam Noor Jehan at Alhamra Arts Council” he stated.
The evening was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life, all of whom appreciated Alhamra’s efforts for the promotion of Pakistani art and culture.