KARACHI: Celebrated singer Nayyara Noor passed away here after a brief illness on Saturday, her family and friends said. She was 71.

The nature of her illness was not immediately clear.

Born in the Indian state of Assam in 1950, she migrated to Pakistan her with family in the late 1950s.

A keen enthusiast of melody, she started learning music at a very early age and got her first break on Radio Pakistan in 1968. Three years later, she was introduced at PTV.

She won several awards and accolades during her storied career, and was also a recipient of the Pride of of Performance.

She is survived by her husband, Sheharyar Zaidi, and two sons, Ali and Jaafer.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2022

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