Pop queen Nazia Hassan remembered on 55th birth anniversary
LAHORE (92 News) – The 55th birth anniversary of first ever female pop sensation Nazia Hassan was celebrated on Friday (today). Nazia Hassan was born in Karachi on April, 3 1965. It has been over a decade and a half since the pop icon left us, but her music is still fresh and relevant. And it’s not just her music; one look at her dresses, makeup, and hair styles, and you end up concluding that Hassan was truly ahead of her times. Born on April 3, 1965, Nazia Hassan made her singing debut with song Aap Jaisa Koi (for Indian film Qurbani) in 1980. The song ruled the Asian charts and Nazia Hassan won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1981 for it. Though she died at a young age of 35, she left behind a rich legacy of music and memories. The pop sensation from Pakistan and Asia was also the first Pakistani singer to find herself on the British Charts when she sang the English version of her famous song Disco Deewane titled “Dreamer Deewane.” In 1999, she suffered from cancer and died on August 13, 2000. Another rare video of the singer also known as the “Nightingale of Pakistan” and who was termed as the “Golden Girl” by Indian Press in the 80’s. Nazia formed a formidable pair with her brother Zoheb Hassan and the brother-sister duo went on to create history. Apart from that, Nazia Hassan also served the public through her philanthropic activities. She became a cultural ambassador in 1991 at UNICEF. Her last album, Camera Camera (1992), was part of a campaign against drugs. Hassan passed away on August 13, 2000, in London at the young age of 35 as she was battling with lung cancer.