‘Queen of Pop’ Nazia Hassan may be gone but her music is perpetual

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 13 August 2016 14:37

 

KARACHI: The 16th death anniversary of ‘Queen of Pop’ Nazia Hassan is observed today (Saturday). Nobody could have guessed that Nazia who started her music career at the age of 10, would go on to become one of the most conspicuous female singers of the subcontinent.

She was born on April 3, 1965. She was also known as ” Nightingale of Pakistan”. She spent her childhood in Karachi as well as in London. She arrived in the entertainment industry as a child artist and her most popular song was ” Ap Jesa Koi”.

This song won a film fare award for best female playback singer. She was also glamorised by the media for her elegance, style beauty and voice, Radio Pakistan reported.

 

 

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.

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

 

 

For Nazia’s great achievements and contributions, the government of Pakistan presented Nazia Pride of Performance award, which is considered as the highest civil award of Pakistan. The award was presented to Nazia’s mother “Muniza Basir” by Pervez Musharraf on 23rd March, 2002.

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

 

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