Lahore, Aug 21 (PTI) Tributes poured in from Pakistani singers and actors for the country’s legendary singer, Nayyara Noor, who died after a brief illness.
Nayyara Noor, adored by millions on both sides of the border for her soulful melodies, has died after a brief illness, her family announced on Sunday, ending the life of one of the last musical icons to represent the culture. common in India and Pakistan.
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Noor was 71 and had been on treatment for some time in Karachi.
Singer and actor Ali Zafar said in a tweet: “She was our nightingale. I remember our last meeting and discussion at her house. She had gone beyond worldly desires to a serene and spiritual space with so much wisdom . That his soul rests in peace.”
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Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali said that Noor, who was awarded the title “Bulbul-e-Pakistan” (Nightingale of Pakistan) in 2006, left behind her legacy of beautiful music.
“A wonderful singer and a human being, Nayyara Noor ji is no more. She leaves behind her legacy of beautiful music. Rest in peace nightingale,” he tweeted.
Singer Adnan Sami, who moved to India and got his citizenship, sharing Noor’s photo on Twitter wrote, “Just heard the sad news of the passing of legendary singer Nayyara Noor Sahiba. She was an icon and her contribution to music will be remembered and loved forever. My deepest condolences to his family. »
Singer Quratulain Baloch said: “The real privilege I’ve had in my life has been to have had the opportunity to sit down with Nayyara Noor Ji and have deep and meaningful conversations not of this world. . The voice that brought poetry to life. The voice that will remain forever.”
Singer Shahzad Roy said: “Her legacy is eternal since legends don’t die.”
Actor Imran Abbas tweeted: “Pakistan’s nightingale Nayyara Noor is no more. His unparalleled melodious voice is the remembrance of endless memories, a time that will never return. A huge loss for all of us.”
Earlier, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while expressing his grief over Noor’s passing, said his death was “irreparable damage” to the music world.
“Whether it’s a ghazal or a song, whatever Nayyara Noor sings, she sings it perfectly. The void created by Nayyara Noor’s death will never be filled,” he tweeted.
Noor was born in Guwahati in 1950.
Her father was an active member of the All-India Muslim League and hosted Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah when he traveled to pre-partition Assam in 1947.
Sometime in 1958, his family migrated to Lahore in the Pakistani province of Punjab.
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