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December 29, 2019

Google Doodle paying tribute to Iqbal Bano

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December 29, 2019

Islamabad: According to the tradition, Google Doodle is honouring another acclaimed Pakistani celebrity Iqbal Bano on her 81st birth anniversary on Saturday.

Google has shared an illustration paying tribute to the renowned Pakistani singer. The legendary singer was known for her semi-classical Urdu ‘ghazals’, songs and classical ‘thurmis.’ She also sang easy-listening numbers in 1950s films.

She was born in Delhi in 1938. She studied with Ustad Chand Khan, a master of classical Indian vocals and began singing on All India Radio as a teenager. The renowned singer is also known for her defiant performance of protest poetry by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. She did playback singing for various Pakistani films.

She was awarded ‘Tamgha-i-Imtiaz’ (Pride of Performance) medal in 1974. Iqbal Bano died on April 21, 2009, after a brief illness at 74.