Iconic ‘Nazia Hassan’ remembered on her 50th birthday

Karachi: Pakistan’s iconic pop star, Nazia Hassan, who was born on April 3, 1965 is being remembered by friends, family and fans all around the world on her 50th birthday today, Aaj News reported.

Nazia Hassan was Pakistan’s most famous celebrity in the 70s and the 80s. Her award winning single “Aap Jaisa Koi”, which she sang for the Indian movie Qurbaani made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and all of South Asia.

Nazia came into limelight with the PTV’s program ‘Sung Sung’. Her music led to a redefinition of pop music in the country and Pakistan’s contemporary music scene owes a huge debt to the talented singer.

Nazia and Zhoaib received not only their education at London, but also studied singing and music there. Although singers such as Alamgir and Mohammad Ali Shehky were already in the popular singing, it was Nazia who really popularized pop music in Pakistan.

Nazia’s album ‘Disco Deewany’ became highly popular and it made a record sale. Nazia Hassan died on August 13, 2000 in London after a prolonged battle with lung cancer at the young age of 35.

She will always be regarded as the undisputed pioneer of sub-continental pop music, selling a staggering 60 million records internationally in a career spanning two decades.