Iqbal Bano was born in 1935 in Delhi, India, and became one of Pakistan’s most successful singers of her time. After her training, she sang often on the radio, but after the partition of India om 1947, she migrated to Pakistan and continued her career there, singing for many films, concerts and radio stations.
Interesting fact: Iqbal was considered a specialist in singing the ghazals written by the Marxist, poet and author, Faiz Ahmed Faiz from Pakistan. Iqbal inspired many resistance movements and used poems of resistance as the basis for her songs.
Music and poems have brought countless people together at times of struggle and helped them resist oppression, and Iqbal Bano is an important example!
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