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Great Ghazal Singer Iqbal Bano Death Anniversary

Latest Pakistan News > Entertainment News  – One of Pakistan’s great singing talent, great ghazal singer Iqbal Bano is being remembered on her death anniversary today (Saturday), E Pakistan News reported.

Iqbal Bano

Iqbal Bano was born in Delhi in 1927. She moved to Pakistan in 1952. Her first songs were recorded at All India Radio in Delhi, says Arif Viqar.


She was a star by the 1950s, with several hit film songs that have since become classics in their own right.  But her natural talent was towards semi-classical music, such as thumris, dadras and the classical rendition of ghazals, a genre of Urdu poetry.


She was best known for her semi-classical Urdu ghazal songs and classical thumris, but also sang easy-listening numbers in 1950s films.


She was given the Pride of Performance award by the Pakistani government in 1974. She also sang Persian poetry, which became popular in Iran and Afghanistan.

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