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Google Doodle honours Iqbal Bano on her 81st birthday


Iqbal Bano, Pride of Performance Award in 1974. She was a highly acclaimed Ghazal singer from Pakistan was best known for her semi-classical Urdu ghazal songs and classical thumris. But also sang easy-listening numbers in the 1950s films.

Iqbal Bano was born in Delhi, India. From a young age, she developed a love for music. It was a crucial moment of her life when her friend’s father told Bano’s father, “My daughters do sing reasonably well, but Iqbal Bano is especially blessed in singing. She will become a big name if you begin her training.” Her father allowed her to study music.

Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s renowned singer Iqbal Bano. Its doodle feature on her 81st birthday. Which falls on December 28 (today).

She also sang easy-listening numbers in 1950s films.

Bano was born in Delhi in 1938. Iqbal Bano studied with Ustad Chand Khan. A master of classical Indian vocals. She began singing on All India Radio as a teenager.

Bano was one of the best singers of classical music. Making the brilliance of her voice and her command of musical notes.

Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls ‘doodles’.

In the past, Google also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities. For Instance: Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Waheed Murad, Nazia Hassan, Fatima Surayya Bajia and many others.

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