LAHORE - Renowned Sufi singer Iqbal Bahu passed away after protracted illness here on Saturday. He was 60. Bahu, known for his ‘Sufiana’ and Arifana Kalam (poetry of saints) was shifted to a local hospital where he died of cardiac arrest. His funeral was offered in Iqbal Town near his residence in Satluj Block. Mohammad Iqbal Bahu began his career from Radio Pakistan and later performed for Pakistan Television. He was famous for singing Heer (poetry of Waris Shah). Born in Gurdaspur, Indian Punjab, his family migrated to Pakistan after independence and settled in Lahore.

 He mastered the Sufi tradition of well-known Sufi saint Hazrat Sultan Bahu and was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtaiz in 2008. Literary Originations expressed grief over the demise of famous Sufi singer.