Iqbal Bano


Iqbal Bano was a ghazal and film singer. She was known for her semi-classical Urdu ghazal, songs, Thumris and Nazms. In 1974, she became the recipient of the President’s Medal for the Pride of Performance Award. Born in 1937, Iqbal Bano spent her childhood learning music from Ustad Chaand Khan in Delhi. The ghazal queen, equally comfortable singing the traditional and modern forms, lent her voice to All India Radio and later, after Partition, to a number of Pakistani films.