Google Doodle is paying tribute to the acclaimed and legendary Pakistani singer, Iqbal Bano, on her 81st birth anniversary, today (De 28). The veteran Pakistani singer is known best for singing Semi-Classical, Classical, Urdu Ghazals, Classical Thumris. She could also sing Persian Ghazals with the same eloquence.
Google Doodle pays tribute to veteran singer, Iqbal Bano
Born in Dehli in 1938, she later moved to Pakistan after partition. Bano showed her interest in music at an early age and learned classical music, including Thumri and Dadra from Ustad Chand Khan of Delhi Gharana.
She started her career from Radio Pakistan Lahore in 195o, and also sang the songs ‘Payal Main Geet’ and ‘Ulfat Ki Nai Manzil’ for the films Gumnaam (1954) and Qatil (1955).
Iqbal Bano became an icon of dissent when in February 1985, she sang Faiz’s gazal Hum Daikheingay. Bano was awarded the Tamgha e Imtiaz (Pride of Performance) on 7 October 1974. Iqbal Bano passed away at the age of 74 in April 2009. and has left behind her legacy that continues to live on through the extensive body of work.
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