Veteran singer Bilquees Khanum passes away

Bilquees Khanum was married to an eminent Sitar player Ustad Raees Khan who passed away in 2017. Her brother Mohsin Raza is also a famous musician. Bilquees birthed four sons, two of which are residing in India and two are in Pakistan. 

Bilquees Khanum, a legendary vocalist in Pakistani music, passed away on Wednesday in Karachi.
She has been battling cancer as well as other other health issues for a while.
On December 22 in Karachi, there will be funeral prayers after maghrib prayers.

Bilquees Khanum was married to an eminent Sitar player Ustad Raees Khan who passed away in 2017. Her brother Mohsin Raza is also a famous musician. Bilquees birthed four sons, two of which are residing in India and two are in Pakistan.

Her sons chose to continue their father’s Mewaat family’s history by settling in India. Sohail Raees Khan is a well-known sitar player, and Shahzad Khan is a well-known Indian TV personality. Her sons Hazoor Hussnain and Farhan Raees Khan, who live in Pakistan, are also sitar performers.

For the Pakistani music industry, Bilqees Khanum was a gem. She also contributed several timeless melodies to the Pakistani film business. Recently, the music streaming service Spotify included some of her songs. Faasle Aise Bhi Honge, Kuch Din Toh Baso Meri Aankhon Mein, Wo Toh Khushboo Hai, Anokha Ladla, and Chaap Tilak are a few of her well-known songs.

She has performed songs by writers of legendary status in Urdu literature, including Parveen Shakir. Rekhta claimed that she was a veteran vocalist from Pakistan. She was Nawaz Raees Khan’s fourth wife, a classical satirist.

Many of her fans were heartbroken upon the news of her demise. The singer had impacted several lives and touched many soul with her music.

The departed soul was best known for her playback singing in films including Mela Sajna Di (1972), and Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan (1968). 

Fans mourn Khanum’s death who has been regarded as a big name in showbiz circles and her singing is an inspiration for newcomers.

Written by Mahnoor Luqman

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