In honor of Madam Noor Jehan’s 92nd birthday, Google is paying tribute to the legendary singer with its own plausible Google Doodle.
Additionally, Google also wrote a small tribute to Madam Noor Jehan while it unveiled the doodle and said, “[The] Doodle captures Jehan’s unique singing stance — her chin tilted up, her hand flung out, and a flower in her hair. Happy Birthday, Madam.”
About Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan was born on 21st September 1925 to a family of musicians in Kasur. She started singing at the age of 5 and her diverse tastes in both traditional folk and pop theatre are what led her star in plays and eventually movies. After garnering success in the local theatre, her family moved to Calcutta where Noor Jehan was discovered by directors making movies for the big screen.
Even though Noor Jehan starred in a number of movies, it was essentially her beautiful and soulful voice that lent her greater recognition and for years to come. Upon the Pak-India partition, she moved to Pakistan and spent a major part of the rest of her life singing. She is well-known for her patriotic songs that have become staples, particularly on national events. Her career spanned more than six decades and she was given the honorific title of ‘Malika-e-Tarannum’ – The Queen of Melody – in Pakistan.
She was also bestowed with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the Pakistani government.