Pooran became a singer when radio was still an elite technology. Pooran was born Farhdokht Abbasi Taghani, but her first songs were recorded under the pseudonym “Lady Anonymous”. It wasn’t until after she divorced her first husband, the violinist Abbas Shapoori, that she became known as Pooran. The floral print dresses and soft pastel colours she wore emphasized her beauty. She may not have had the loudest or most powerful voice, but it was described as having the subtlety and elegance of the lotus flower.