Iqbal Bano's first death anniversary today

Express April 21, 2010

KARACHI: The first death anniversary of the legendary singer Iqbal Bano is being commemorated on Wednesday.

Iqbal Bano was born in the Indian city of Rohtik in 1935.  She was trained in the art of singing by Ustad Chand Ali Khan Dehli Walay.

Iqbal Bano was a star by the 1950s, singing soundtrack songs for famous Urdu films like Gumnaam, Qatil, Inteqaam, Sarfarosh and Nagin.

She was considered a specialist in singing the ghazals of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Qateel Shafai and Mirza Ghalib and thus earned the famous title of 'Queen of Ghazal'.

Iqbal Bano has recieved many national awards including the Pride of Performance. She died in Lahore on 21st of April 2009.

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