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Google Doodle is celebrating Iqbal Bano’s 81st Birthday

Keeping up the tradition Google Doodle is honoring another acclaimed Pakistani celebrity, today on 28th of December.

This time Google has shared an illustration paying tribute to renowned Pakistani singer, Iqbal Bano on her 81st birth anniversary with a doodle.

Google Doodle

Iqbal Bano legendary Pakistani singer, who is known best for singing Semi-Classical, Classical, Urdu Ghazals, Classical Thumris. She could also sing Persian Ghazals with the same eloquence.

Born in Dehli in 1935, she later moved to Pakistan after partition. Bano showed her interest in music at an early age and learned classical music, including Thumri and Dadra from Ustad Chand Khan of Delhi Gharana.

She started her career from Radio Pakistan Lahore in 1950, and also sang the songs ‘Payal Main Geet’ and ‘Ulfat Ki Nai Manzil’ for the films Gumnaam (1954) and Qatil (1955).

Iqbal Bano became an icon of dissent when in February 1985, she sang Faiz’s gazal Hum Daikheingay.

Bano was awarded the Tamgha e Imtiaz (Pride of Performance) on 7 October 1974, same day Begum Akhtar passed away in Ahmedabad, India. With whom she had marked remarkable similarities.

Iqbal Bano passed away at the age of 74 in April 2009. and has left behind her legacy that continues to live on through the extensive body of work.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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