Nazia Hassan died tragically after fighting a long battle of five years against cancer. The lost of this Diva in a very early age came up like a shock to her fans in 2000, she was a student of Richmond University London. Nazia spent most of her time in composing music and human welfare. She is that renowned celebrity whose work for humanity was continued by her family even after her demise in the form of Nazia Hassan Foundation.
She was the singing sensation of early eighties, her debut album Disco Deewane set the record of best-selling Asian pop album worldwide. Nazia got this honorary doctorate degree for her remarkable contribution in Asian Pop music and philanthropic work. The degree was received by her son Aariz Hassan who says that her mother would have been really proud if she was alive because Richmond was the place where she started her social services.
Nazia Hassan is one of the pioneers of Pop music in sub-continent, she was born on April 3rd 1965, in Karachi and had a Filmfare award of best female singer in her pocket.