When Dilip Kumar visited Madam Noor Jehan in Karachi

Published: September 20, 2019

Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan was Pakistan’s original diva and there’s no denying that.

With her looks and fashion always on point, the singer-cum-actor wasn’t just a Pakistani artist – she was a global icon.

Noor Jehan passed away in December 2000. But did you know that just days before her passing away, Indian star Dilip Kumar came to Pakistan to visit the singer?

In a recent post, celebrated makeup artist Nabila from Nabila’s Salon, shared a picture of Noor Jehan from when she went to a VIP suite of a private hospital in Karachi to give the star her final hair cut.

“I remember the day when I was asked to do a haircut for Madam Noor Jehan in her VIP room at Agha Khan Hospital,” Nabila wrote in the caption for her picture of the Zeenat star, taken by famous photographer, Tapu Javeri. “Dilip Kumar was visiting from India so she obviously wanted to look her best. Although we interacted briefly, our connection was deep. That was her last haircut. A true diva in a league of her own.”

Noor Jehan dominated the music industry for around six decades. She sang thousands of songs in various languages including Punjabi, Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi and others.

The legendary star was always the first to be considered to playback for Lollywood films. She also became the first female film director of the Pakistan’s film industry.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Sep 20, 2019 - 9:04PM

    Wow wonder where those days are gone . There was healthy competition between actors across the border where each wanted to give the best unlike today where they copy each other and claim to be original. Recommend

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