BRIL­LIANT YET HUM­BLE

JY­OTI NOORAN, THE YOUNGER ONE AMONG THE FA­MOUS NOORAN SIS­TERS CHATS ABOUT HER LIFE, CA­REER AND MOST IM­POR­TANTLY SU­FISM

The Asian Age - - Spotlight - PRATYUSHA CHAT­TER­JEE

Jy­oti Nooran, the younger one among the fa­mous Nooran sis­ters chats about her life and ca­reer

The Nooran sis­ters have per­formed nu­mer­ous times in Delhi. Re­cently they were in the cap­i­tal for the per­for­mance in the sec­ond edi­tion of the Sufi Route af­ter be­ing part of the same last year as well. Day be­fore the event, she reaches An­daz af­ter tak­ing her father to Ajmer Sharif and sits down to chat with us with en­thu­si­asm even af­ter the tir­ing jour­ney. When asked about what she ex­pects from the au­di­ence on the next day’s show, she replies briefly but more than cor­rectly, “We are com­ing a lot of new notes to the stage. Wish our au­di­ence like them.”

Since the sis­ters have been the face of Sufi singing, their feel­ing about per­form­ing in the event was a must know. But, Jy­oti seemed to be calm on the out­side be­fore her per­for­mance. What she had to say was, “Felt good when came to know about the con­cept of Sufi Route as we started our jour­ney with Sufi. Our fam­ily, our Gha­rana has al­ways been about Sufi. So any­thing or a n y s h ow re­lat - ed to Sufi mu­sic is al­ways close to our heart. “

The Pataka Guddi duop is from Ja­land­har but what the younger one likes best thing about Delhi is, “The people or rather the fans in Delhi ap­pre­ci­ate us a lot. We are blessed that we get love wher­ever we dwell. But, when­ever we per­form in Delhi, what­ever we sing for them, or when­ever we sing ac­cord­ing to their de­mand, we al­ways get the vibe of their over­whelm­ing joy. They dance with us and al­ways try to co­op­er­ate with us in­dif­fer­ent to the sit­u­a­tion.”

Tak­ing credit for her tal­ent is not in the na­ture of this young songstress. She be­lieves that what­ever she is to­day is be­cause of the almightly and her el­ders. She shares, “There is Panch Peer Ghaus Paak Sarkar’s dar­baar in our house, whose dar­baar is also present in Baghd­dad Sharif, by his grace we be­came what­ever we are to­day. When we were chil­dren, me and my el­der sis­ter Sul­tana, we didn’t have any clue that we are go­ing to sing any­time soon. One day we were hum­ming some­thing and our father some­how lis­tened to us. I don’t know what he saw in us but he started giv­ing us taleem. The bet­ter­ment started slowly af­ter that day.”

Sufi or Su­fism is a word that is in­volved with ev­ery­one’s life. But, the im­por­tance of su­fism in a per­son’s life is well ex­plained by the Nooran sis­ter, “Su­fism is a name of a huge power. A lot comes un­der the term. Doesn’t mat­ter how much you speak about Sufi, there is al­ways more. The role that I think Sufi holds is that whomever you be­lieve in, be it Wahe Gu­ruji, Ish­war or Al­lah, you come a lot closer to the divine power when you start be­liev­ing in Su­fism. Banda bilkul Kamla ho jaata hain…”

Jy­oti is in love with Us­tad Nus­rat fateh Ali Khan. She goes on and says that her father, Us­tad Gul­shan Mir, is her all time favourite. But they are not all that she has on her favourite’s list. Kishor Ku­mar, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle all are here favourite. In­fact she con­fesses that she likes ev­ery­one’s singing. That is what makes her stand out of the crowd as she is ready to ac­knowl­edge ev­ery­one who put an ef­fort and sings. But she I more close to those who are Sufi prac­ti­tion­ers. On a spe­cial re­quest she sings Nus­rat sa’abs kalaam Tere bin nahin lagda dil mera dholna… and boy she is amaz­ing.

Life is a lot dif­fer­ent af­ter mar­riage, as she says. Ev­ery­day starts with a new sur­prise. But the young tal­ent has no plan of com­pro­mis­ing with mu­sic any­time soon. While sign­ing off she ad­dresses her fans and says, “Al­ways be blessed and keep lov­ing and sup­port­ing us the way you have been show­er­ing since our ini­tial days.”

Jy­oti Nooran Jy­oti and Sul­tana Nooran per­form­ing in Sufi Route

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