Pakistani classical singer Bilqees Khanum passed away yesterday in Karachi after a prolonged illness. Her prayers will be held today at Imam Bargah Khairul Amal.

Bilqees Khanum was a renowned classical singer famous for such hits as Anokha Ladla, Kuch din to baso, Lathay di chaddar and Chaap Tilak.

Bilqees had received musical training from her grandfather Inayat Ali Khan.


Khanum was previously married to Ustaad Raees Khan, the celebrated sitar performer, who passed away in 2017. She is survived by her four sons, two of whon are in India while the other two remain in Pakistan.