Farida Khanum is a Pakistani traditional and classical singer from the region of Punjab. She was brought into the world in the fall of 1929 in Calcutta, British India. She had four kin, a sister, and three siblings. Her sister is the acclaimed artist Mukhtar Begum. Their entire family moved from Amritsar, British India, to Lahore, Pakistan, when she was 18 years old.
This article has all the information regarding Farida Khanum’s life, career, and Recognitions.
Farida Khanum was born in the year 1929. Currently, she is 91 years old lady.
Farida Khanum began learning Khayal, Thumri, and Dadra from Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana. As a kid, her sister Mukhtar Begum would take her to the Khan's place for regular riyaz (traditional music practice). Her family moved to Pakistan after the Partition of India in 1947.
Farida Khanum gave her first open show in 1950 at the young age of 21 and afterwards joined Radio Pakistan, where she acquired acknowledgement. She turned into a star when Pakistan's president Ayub Khan invited her to a public presentation during the 1960s.
She has been a continuous entertainer on Pakistan Television and different Pakistani TV channels. The ghazal she is most connected with is Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Naa Karo, written by the celebrated poet Fayyaz Hashmi. In 2015, at 86 years old, she sang this ghazal in Coke Studio (Pakistan) Season 8.
Farida Khanum also visited Kabul, Afghanistan, in the last part of the 1960s or mid-1970s for shows; she worked together with Afghan artists and sang Persian-language ghazals.
Farida Khanum lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She has five girls and one child. Sheba Hassan is her niece, known for her presentation in the PTV dramatization serial Sona Chandi in the year 1989. Farida Khanum has been warmly called Queen of Ghazal in Pakistan.