The frail singer was suffering from prolonged illness for a few years and was living with her sons in West Wood Colony in Lahore.
Khanum began her career as a playback singer in Lollywood in 1951 from the film Billo and was recognised early on for her melodious voice.
Zubaida also worked as an actress on a number of films in the 50s but stopped performing after settling down. However, she comtinued her singing career.
One of her most remembered song ‘Assan jaan ke meet liye ankh wey’ from the movie Heer continues to charm Punjabi music lovers.
Yet another famous song of her’s was ‘Dilla ther ja yaar da nazaraa lein de’ which was picturised on Musarat Nazir.
In a condolence message sent to the deceased singer’s family, Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif expressed regret at Khanum’s demise and called her a national asset.
President Mamnoon Hussain in his condolence message recalled her services for performing arts in the country and said that they were unforgettable.
Meanwhile, MQM chief Altaf Hussain also sent a condolence message to Zubaida Khanum family. He said thatPakistan has lost a talented artist.
Her funeral prayers will be held on Sunday morning at 11am on Raiwind Road in Lahore.