As she won hearts with her melodies she became fondly known as the ‘melody queen’. She grew on to become one of the most powerful singers of South Asia.
She started her career in Pakistani showbiz as an actress and then started play back singing. Her first film was “Chann Wey” released in 1951. She also gifted “Ghazal” to the industry.
She ruled the musical industry for more than 35 years and recorded about 10,000 songs in many languages including Urdu, Hindi, Sindhi, Punjabi and others.
She received many awards including the “Pride of Performance” because of her efforts in the musical industry.
Chandni Raatain, Gaye Gi Duniya Geet Mere, Tum Zindagi Ko Gham Ka Fasana Bana Gaye are some of her best melodies. Her popularity further boosted with her patriotic songs during the 1965 war between Pakistan and India including Aye Watan K Sajeele Jawaon.
She passed away on December 23, 2000, due to heart failure and was buried in Karachi.