Nazia Hassan, one of the most iconic figures in the history of Pakistan pop music was remembered on the occasion of her birth anniversary on Monday.
Pop queen of the 80s and 90s, she was Pakistan’s, as well as the subcontinent’s, sweetheart whose songs were on everyone’s playlist.
Born on April 3, 1965, into a well-to-do Karachi family, the “Queen of Pop”, as she was called, started her career at the age of 10 as a child artist. She rose to prominence through the popular Pakistan Television programme ‘Sung Sung’.
She was also a recipient of the country’s highest civilian award, Pride of Performance.
In addition to singing in films, Nazia was also a philanthropist and was appointed by UNICEF as its cultural ambassador in 1991.
A lot of her money was given to charity; she also set up an organisation to help the poor, and — even at the peak of her popularity — made special appearances on television shows for children.
She passed away on August 13, 2000, in London, at the age of 35 following a prolonged battle with lung cancer.
About Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan was a Pakistani pop singer, songwriter, and lawyer who gained fame in the 1980s with her hit song “Aap Jaisa Koi” from the Bollywood film “Qurbani.” She was born on April 3, 1965, in Karachi, Pakistan.
Hassan is considered a pioneer of the pop music industry in Pakistan and helped popularize the genre in the country. Her music was known for its upbeat rhythms and catchy lyrics, and she was one of the first Pakistani artists to achieve international success.
Unfortunately, Hassan passed away on August 13, 2000, at the young age of 35 due to lung cancer. However, she remains an icon in Pakistani music and is remembered fondly by fans around the world. Her birth anniversary on April 3 is often commemorated by fans and admirers of her work.
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