Google pays tribute to singer Iqbal Bano with doodle

Google pays tribute to singer Iqbal Bano with doodle

Lahore (Web Desk): Google on Saturday shared an illustration paying tribute to the renowned Pakistani singer Singer Iqbal Bano on her 81st birth anniversary.


Google has developed its doolde in the name of Iqbal Bano to honour the much celebrated artist.

She was awarded Pride of Performance by the Pakistani Government in 1974 over her outstanding achievements in classical music.

Iqbal Bano was the best known for her semi-classical Urdu ghazal songs and classical thumris, but also sang easy-listening numbers in the 1950s films.

The best and most famous work of Iqbal Bano includes her singing of the ghazals of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Nasir Kazmi.

She also sang Persian poetry, which became popular in Iran and Afghanistan.

Iqbal Bano was born on this day in 1938 in Delhi and died at the age of 74in Lahore on 21 April 2009, after a short illness.