Nighat Seema

Nighat Seema was a Pakistani radio and film singer during the era of 60s and 70s. She is known for singing semi-classical songs, ghazals, and playback singing.[1][2] She was the mother of music composer Ahsan Ali Taj.

Nighat Seema
نگہت سیما
Nighat Seema.jpg
Born(1946-07-18)18 July 1946
Died4 April 2006(2006-04-04) (aged 59)
NationalityPakistani
Occupation
Years active1964 - 2006
Spouse(s)Taj Multani (husband)
ChildrenAhsan Ali Taj (son)
Sana Ali (daughter)

Early life and familyEdit

Seema was born in Ajmer. She belonged to a Bengali family that had settled in Karachi.[3][4]

Singing careerEdit

Seema was a radio singer who used to sing at different radio stations of East and West Pakistan.[3][5][6] She got her musical training from the classical singer Tufail Niazi.[7] Her career as a playback singer started with film Chhoti Behan that was released in 1964.[3][8] She sang solo songs and also duets with Irene Perveen, Ahmed Rushdi,and Masood Rana for 37 Urdu and Punjabi movies.[9][10]

Seema recorded many semi-classical songs, ghazals, patriotic songs, and Kalam-e-Iqbal for Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television.[11][12] Besides Urdu and Punjabi songs, she also vocalized songs in Bengali, Sindhi and Pashto languages.[3][13]

Personal lifeEdit

Seema was married to the folk singer Taj Multani who died in 2018.[3] They both had a daughter named Sana Ali and a son named Ahsan Ali Taj who also adopted the singing career.[14]

DeathEdit

Seema died on 4th April 2006 in Karachi.[15] She was laid to rest in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Cemetery in Karachi.[15]

Popular songsEdit

FilmEdit

  • 1964 (Film: Chhoti Behan - Urdu) ... Ashkon Kay Diye, Sadqay Tujh Peh A Chand, Music: Lal Mohammad Iqbal, Poet: Sehba Akhtar,
  • 1964 (Film: Chhoti Behan - Urdu) ... Geet Gati Hayn Khawabon Ki Parchhaian, Pyar Lenay Lag Phir Say, Singer(s): Nighat Seema, Masood Rana, Music: Lal Mohammad Iqbal, Poet: Masroor Anwar
  • 1964 (Film: Chhoti Behan - Urdu) ... Kali Hasraton Ki Na Khil Saki, Tera Pyar Ras Na Aa Saka, Singer(s): Nighat Seema, Masood Rana, Music: Lal Mohammad Iqbal, Poet: Masroor Anwar
  • 1968 (Film: Mahal - Urdu) ... Awaz Jab Bhi Den Ham, Pehchan Jayie Ga, Singer(s): Mehdi Hassan, Nighat Seema, Music: Rasheed Attray, Poet: Fyaz Hashmi
  • 1970 (Film: Jalay Na Kyun Parvana - Urdu) ... Jab Bhi Tumharay Husn Kay Jalway Bikhar Geye, Singer(s): Ahmad Rushdi, Nighat Seema, Music: Nashad, Poet: Taslim Fazli
  • 1971 (Film: Afshan - Urdu) ... Mili Hay Aaj Zamanay Ki Har Khushi Mujh Ko, Singer(s): Ahmad Rushdi, Nighat Seema, Music: Nashad, Poet: Taslim Fazli[16]

RadioEdit

  • Wo Keh Gaye Thay Keh Aaen Gey Hum, Poet: Innam Bakhsh Nasikh
  • Baat Karni Mujhe Mushkil Kabhi Aisi To Na Thi, Poet: Bahadur Shah Zafar
  • Wo Harfe Raaz Keh Sikha Gaya Hai Mujh Ko Junoon, Poet: Allama Muhammad Iqbal
  • Tu Abhi Reh Guzar Mein Hai Qaid e Maqam Se Guzar, Poet: Allama Muhammad Iqbal

TelevisionEdit

  • Ye Kavita Pakistani Hai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Illustrated Weekly of Pakistan, Volume 19, Issues 36-52. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 36.
  2. ^ Accessions List, South Asia, Volume 2. New Delhi, India : Library of Congress Office. p. 979.
  3. ^ a b c d e "ریڈیو اور فلمی دنیا کی معروف گلوکارہ نگہت سیما کی برسی". ARY News. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  4. ^ Who's Who: Music in Pakistan. Xlibris Corporation. p. 196.
  5. ^ Illustrated Weekly of Pakistan. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 36.
  6. ^ Illustrated Weekly of Pakistan, Volume 15. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 10.
  7. ^ The Pakistan Review. Lahore, Ferozsons. p. 45.
  8. ^ Orient, Volume 1. Karachi Magazine. p. 7.
  9. ^ "نگہت سیما اور مسعودرانا". Pak Film Magazine. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  10. ^ Teenager, Volume 4. M.M. Ahmed. p. 24.
  11. ^ Illustrated Weekly of Pakistan, Volume 15, Issues 23-33. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 14.
  12. ^ Illustrated Weekly of Pakistan. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 35.
  13. ^ Karachi, Megacity of Our Times. Karachi : Oxford Univ. Press. p. 402.
  14. ^ Humdam, Younas. "جنگ کھیڈ نیں ہوندی زنانیاں دی". Express News. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Nighat Seema, Singer". Tareekh-e-Pakistan. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Nighat Seema: Songs". Pak Film Magazine. Retrieved 28 November 2021.

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