Malka-e-Pukhraj’s 12th death anniversary being observed today
The legend of Subcontinent, Singer Malka-e-Pukhraj’s 12th death anniversary is being observed today, she has sung several Ghazals, but ‘Abhi Tou main jawaan hoon’ was prominent among all those.
The queen of classical music, Malka-e-Pukhraj was born in Jammu Kashmir in 1912. The Moharaja of Kashmir Hari Singh assigned her to sing in his Darbar after being impressed by her voice, when she was 9 years old.
Malka-e-Pukhraj sung several Ghazals and Kalams, but her Ghazal Abhi Tou main jawan hoon took her to the limits of her fame. She was honored with Legend of Voice award of India in 1977, while Pakistan’s Pride of performance was awarded to her in 1980. Legend Ghazal singer Malka-e-Pukhraj died on February 4, 2004