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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naseer ahmerd | 12 years ago | Reply iqbal bano was legendry gazal gaik of subcontinent. she sung faiz sahib kalam with heart. she will be remember by her gazals. no one match her thrilling and sweet voice.
Fayyaz Alam | 12 years ago | Reply When you don't admire certain traits in people, they start disappearing. You get more of what you are looking for. We are becoming impatient and want things quick. Here comes Atif Aslam!
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