19th death anniversary of Pakistani pop queen Nazia Hassan observed today

KARACHI: 19th death anniversary of renowned pop singer Nazia Hassan will be observed on Thursday (today).

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She ruled the music field in Pakistan during the decade of 1980’s.

Her song “Aap Jaisa Koi” (1980) made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and in South Asia. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best selling Asian pop record up until that time.

Nazia Hassan along with her brother Zohaib Hassan went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide.

Nazia was the first Pakistani to win a Filmfare Award and remains the youngest winner of a Filmfare Award in the category of Best Female Playback Singer to date when she was 15.

Nazia Hassan is a recipient for the Pride of Performance Double Platinum Award and Golden Discs Awards.

“Princess of Pop”, was a sensation the likes of which hadn’t been seen in the region in years. Young and graceful, with long flowing hair, she charmed the country by belting out favorite songs “Disco Deewane” and “Boom Boom” alongside her brother Zohaib.

She was not only a talented singer, but also a devoted scholar and humanitarian. Using her law degree, she worked at the U.N. as well as for UNICEF.

The pop icon Nazia Hassan died of lung cancer at the age of 35 on August 13, 2000.

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