Farida Khanum is a renowned Pakistani Ghazal singer. Farida Khanum has been given the title "Malika-e-Ghazal" (Queen of Ghazal) in tribute to her singing talents. Farida Khanum lives in Lahore, Punjab and performs at select musical gatherings. In 2005, she was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Pakistan's highest civilian honors) by President Pervaiz Musharraf. Her family was from Punjab. Farida Khanum born in Calcutta and raised in Amritsar. She migrated to Pakistan after independence in 1947.