Pop queen Nazia Hassan remembered


ISLAMABAD Aug. 13 (TNS): Fans are celebrating the birthday of Nazia Hassan, the young Pakistani singer who laid down the foundation of Pop music in Indo-Pak sub-continent.

Nazia topped the chart which such hit songs Aap Jaesa Koi meri zindagi mein ayay tu baat ban jaey. The song was the first Pop song of the sub-continent. The song won young Nazia hundreds of thousands of fans.

Nazia also sang many other light songs that too were hits. Her songs were picturized in Pakistani movies while the Bollywoodwalla were her fans from day one and they still remain her fans today.

Nazia Hassan died young leaving behind hundreds of thousands of fans who continue missing her style of singing even today.

Pakistan’s ‘pop queen’ Nazia Hassan passed away 17 years ago today due to lung cancer. The iconic singer was born in Karachi on April 3, 1965 and passed away on August 13, 2000.

Her debut song Aap Jaisa Koi in 1980 shot her to fame but for Nazia, it was just the beginning of a career that left a deep impression of her quality voice in the hearts of everybody. Along with her brother, Zohaib Hassan, Nazia released her album Disco Deewane in 1981. Her songs ‘Dosti’, ‘Disco Deewane’, ‘Aankhen Milane Wale’, ‘Boom Boom’ and ‘Dil ki Lagi’ are still considered timeless classics.

Nazia was not only blessed with an angelic voice to serenade audiences, but also with an empathetic heart. Her philanthropic work made her win several accolades. The singer released more than a dozen albums in her life spanning 35 years and even collaborated with Indian classical legend Kishore Kumar once.

In 1991, she joined the United Nations and also worked for UNICEF. Interestingly, Nazia also wrote a song on abstinence from drugs called Nasha Na Karo.

For Nazia’s great achievements and contributions, the government of Pakistan presented her the “Pride of Performance” award — the highest civil award of Pakistan. The award was presented to Nazia’s mother, Muniza Basir, by Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on March 23, 2002.



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