Nayyara Noor, a Pakistani playback singer who is considered one of the Indian subcontinent’s popular film songs playback singers and a stage performer is being reported to have passed away on August 21, 2022, at the age of 72. Her death was confirmed by one of her family members.
Noor performed in the live ghazal singing concerts on Pakistan TV shows or in concert halls across the country. She was born on November 3, 1950, in Guwahati, Assam, India where she spent most of her early childhood. In 1957 or 1958, Noor with her mother and siblings migrated from India to Pakistan. The family settled in Karachi in Pakistan, her father stayed back in Assam until 1993 to look after the family’s immovable properties.
Nayyara had no formal musical background or formal training. She was discovered by Professor Asrar Ahmad at the Islamia College in Lahore after hearing her sing for her friends and teachers at an annual dinner at the National College of Arts in Lahore in 1968. Soon thereafter, she was asked to sing for the university’s Radio Pakistan programs.
Nayyara made her public singing debut in Pakistani television serials in 1971.S she made a breakthrough after her debut and managed to sing ghazals penned by famous poets like Ghalib and Faiz Ahmed Faiz and has performed with legends like Mehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi.
Nayyara Noor Husband & Son
She was married to Shehryar Zaidi, a veteran Pakistani TV actor who is known for PTV Home among other networks’ TV dramas. Her younger son Jaffer Zaidi is the lead vocalist of the Kaavish music band, while her elder son Naad-e-Ali has started his debut as a solo singer.
Nayyara Noor Death & Cause
Nayyara Noor passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the age of 71. her death was confirmed on social media by a family member who wrote in a tribute, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my beloved aunt (tayi) Nayyara Noor. May her soul R.I.P. She was given the title of ‘Bulbul-e-Pakistan’ because ”
Others followed suit in paying tribute to Noor. Among them is Ali Zafar who tweeted, “Heartbreaking. I remember our last meeting and discussion at her place. She had moved beyond worldly desires onto a serene and spiritual space with so much wisdom. She was our nightingale. May her soul rest in peace. “