Remembering ‘Pop Queen’ Nazia Hassan on her 22nd death anniversary
Nazia Hassan will forever remember as the ‘Queen of Pop Music’ in South Asia. Today marks the 22nd death anniversary of the legendary singer of all times.
From ‘Aap jaise koi meri zindagi mein aaye’ to ‘Disco Deewane’, The popstar of Pakistan not only received an immense amount of love from her own country but also created her magic among music lovers of the neighbouring country India.
She was born on April 3rd, 1965, and became well-known because of Pakistan Television’s (PTV) Sung Sung show.
With the song Aap Jaisa Koi from the Indian film Qurbani, Nazia Hassan made her singing debut in 1980. At the age of 15, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback for it. Her next big hit with brother Zoheb Hassan was Disco Deewane which reached the top of the charts in fourteen different nations and quickly rose to the top of the Asian pop charts.
Nazia was also a humanitarian. In 1991, UNICEF named her its cultural ambassador. Her most recent album of that time, Camera Camera (1992), was a part of a drug-advocacy campaign. She received numerous national and international awards as well.
Ankhien milane, Boom Boom, and Dosti are one of the famous songs sung by the iconic Nazia Hassan.
In the early 90s, the singer got diagnosed with cancer. After getting her cancer treatment, Nazia Hassan married businessman Mirza Ishtiaq Baig in 1995. The birth of son Arez seemed to seal the couple’s “happily ever after.” But cancer struck back around the end of 1998. The tragedy was made more miserable by rumours that she had filed for divorce from Baig 10 days prior to her passing on August 13, 2000.
Previously, during an interview her brother Zoheb Hassan revealed that “She died an unhappy person, she died in pain…. She never told me she was going to die so soon… I will never forgive her for this”.