World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Farida Khanum

Farida Khanum
Farida Khanum rehearsing in December 2005
Background information
Birth name Farida Khanum
Origin Pakistan
Genres Ghazal Pakistani Classical
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1949–2014

Farida Khanum is a Pakistani Classical Singer from the Punjab. The Times of India has called her ملکہ غزل or Malika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazal).[1]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Discography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

She was born in Calcutta in 1935, but her family origins are from Amritsar. Her sister is the famous singer Mukhtar Begum.[2]

She started learning Khayal, Thumri and Dadra from Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan. As a child, her sister Mukhtar Begum would take her to the Khan’s place for regular riyaaz.[3][4] Her family moved to Pakistan after the Partition of India in 1947.

Career

Farida Khanum gave her first public concert in 1950 and then joined Radio Pakistan where she courted fame and fortune.[1] She became a star when Pakistan’s president Ayub Khan invited her to a public recital in the 1960s.

The ghazal she is most associated with is Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Naa Karo written by the famous poet Fayyaz Hashmi.[5]

Personal life

Farida Khanum lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She has one son and four daughters. She lives with her second daughter and her only son, his wife and children. Her eldest daughter lives with her husband and children in New York. Her fourth daughter is a specialist in endocrinology and lives with her husband and children.

Discography

  • 1978 Farida Khanum In Concert
  • 1979 Farida Khanum In Concert Vol. 2
  • 1985 Taghazzul Farida Khanum Vol 1
  • 1980 Farida Khanum In Concert Vol. 3
  • 1993 Farida Khanum: Meri Pasand Vol 2
  • 1993 Farida Khanum: Meri Pasand Vol 1

References

  1. ^ a b "Fareeda Khanum: Made in India, queen of Pak music". The Times Of India. 
  2. ^ "Farida Khanum: Memories New and Old : ALL THINGS PAKISTAN". Pakistaniat.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Latest Interview with Fareeda Khanum,Celebrity Online,Spotlight,Pakisatani Pop Stars,Rock Stars,Singers,Actors,Actresses". Telepk.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/song-sung-true/614141/
  5. ^ "Fareeda Khanum: Made in India, queen of Pak music". The Times Of India. 

External links

  • Farida Khanum at the Internet Movie Database
  • Farida Khannum gets Haafiz Ali Khan Award - Indian Express
  • Interview with Farida Khanum
  • Best Collections of Farida Khanum
  • [2], Farida Khanum Official facebook page, Retrieved 21 July 2015


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.