Munni begum is a famous name in Pakistani music industry and got fame as renowned Pakistani ghazal singer. Her real name is Nadira and currently living in Chicago IL, USA. She was born in India Murshidabad West Bengal and received her early musical training from famous Pakistani singer Ustad Khwaja Ghulam Mustafa Warsi. Afterwards she studied in a music school for about 3 years and then, stated her career. In early 1950s Muni Begum’s family migrated to East Pakistan from India which later turned into Bangladesh. She got her early education from PAF Shaheen School Dhaka and before completing her graduation the family had to move to Pakistan because of 1971 war. In 1970s she started her career officially in Karachi and released her Ghazal’s debut album in the year 1976. Her first album broke all the records and become chartbuster. Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan on 23 March 2008 conferred her with “Pride Of Performance Award” in a simple ceremony organized at Karachi Governor’s House.
She is not only a famous singer in fact she is a proud mother of 1 son and 2 daughters naming Syed Asad Ali, Muniba Hasnain and Minara Umer. After migration she settled in Karachi and since then she strived to get fame and success. She recorded Ghazals for several Television and Radio programs. Her voice has something unique and magical that soon got her recognition and her video, audio cassettes started penetrating the Pakistani Musical industry and then, gradually all over the globe. She is in the music industry since two decades now and sung on various national and international platforms. She said that she faced a really hard time in the beginning of her career but gradually hardships changed into a magnificent success and today, she is known in every corner of the world because of her singing and voice.
In one of her interview she shared a very nice experience and said. Once I was to Dubai for a musical show. I hired a taxi from the airport to my destination and I was surprised the cab driver had an audio cassette of my Ghazals. My curiosity forced me to ask him whether he knows the singer. He replied “Munni Begum” she is a famous Pakistani Ghazal singer have you listen her? At that moment I remained silent and this was the motivational moment for me to touch the heights of success.
Munni Begum has an incredible voice and is loved all over the world just because of her unique singing style. She is a live institute for countless Ghazal singers both in India and Pakistan and her style is copied by several singers in both countries. No doubt, Munni Begum Success story was full of troubles and hardship but, she never gave up and remained focused toward her goal. She sung thousands of Ghazals some of the famous are
Ghaeroan ko bhala sumjhe, aur mujh ko bura jana”
“Jis tarhaan chahay karam farmaeye
Ek Bar Muskura Do
“Pyar ki mun mein joth jagaye aik zamana beeth gaya”
Phir wo andaaz-e-nazar yaad Aaya”