Iqbal Bano’s 81st birthday is being observed today (Saturday).
Keeping up the tradition, Google Doodle has shared an illustration paying tribute to Iqbal Bano, Pakistan’s renowned singer, on her 81st birthday.
Bano was known for her semi-classical and Urdu Ghazals, songs and classical thumris. She also sang many songs in 1950s films.
Iqbal Bano was born in the year 1938 in Delhi and studied with the master of classical Indian vocals, Ustad Chand Khan. She started her career in her teenage by singing on All India Radio.
The renowned singer is also known for her defiant performance of protest poetry by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. She did playback singing for Pakistani films, such as Gumnaam (1954), Qatil (1955), Inteqaam (1955), Sarfarosh (1956), Ishq-i-Laila (1957) and Nagin (1959).
Bano was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Pride of Performance) in 1974 for her work in the singing field. The renowned singer died on April 21, 2009 at the age of 74.