Nazia Hassan, also called the “Nightingale of Pakistan” and one of the pioneers of pop music in Pakistan, was born to Baseer Hassan and Munizeh Hassan on 3rd April, 1965 in Karachi.
She arrived in the entertainment scene as a child artist in Pakistan Television (PTV) but her career sky-rocketed when she sang “Aap Jesa Koi” which was included in the Bollywood film “Qurbaani”.
The song won her the Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer, a feat which was one of a kind at that time for a Pakistani. Moreover, she also holds the unique record of being the youngest winner of a Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer.
Her album titled “Disco Deewane” was released into 14 countries and also broke many records. She also collaborated with her brother Zohaib in many of her songs.
Star/Boom Boom also became a big hit and strengthened her uniqueness which the pop star had with the youth of her age. She was also glamorized by the media for her elegance, style, beauty and her voice.
Nazia’s album Camera Camera was her last and the legend started philanthropic work by joining Department of Political and Security Council Affairs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, working there for two years. Nazia also established the organization BAN (Battle Against Narcotics) to fight abuse of drugs in Karachi.
Nazia Hassan acquired Business Administration and Economics degree from Richmond American University in London and was also a lawyer. She is also a recipient of Pride of Performance award, the highest civilian award of the country.
She tied a knot with businessman and her son Arez was born in 1997.
Nazia Hassan lost her battle with lung cancer and passed away on August 13, 2000.
It is of no doubt that the singer will always remain alive in the heart of the nation and her hits are still listened to this date.
Nazia Hassan trends on Twitter
On the occasion of her death anniversary, Pakistani Twitterati paid homage to the late pop diva by trending #NaziaHassan on Twitter. Here are a couple of tweets which were trending today:-
@sufisal Nazia hassan was One of the best female pop singer .. Rest in peace
— Mazhar (@MazharGul) August 13, 2015
— Nauwarah Zafar (@CheenaZafar) August 13, 2015
— aDi (@aDDii_ii) August 13, 2015
— aDi (@aDDii_ii) August 12, 2015
— Waqas Ali Khan (@vvaqaas) May 11, 2015
— Manahill khan (@Manahillkhan) April 3, 2015
In a short life of 35 yrs, Nazia Hassan touched millions of hearts with her music & helped just as many with her humanitarian work.
— Khoobaan (@Khoobaan) August 13, 2015
RIP Nazia. The most beautiful voice of pakistan. http://t.co/Kksr8vjCmu
— Umair (@umairaslam86) August 13, 2015
If you didn’t dance to Nazia Hassan’s ‘ disco dewana’ as a child you arn’t pakistani
— la la (@TheHijabiPadme) August 12, 2015
Today is the death anniversary of Pakistan’s legendary singer Nazia Hassan. A classic singer she was. May her soul rest in peace. Aameen.
— Omar Arshad (@omararshad) August 12, 2015
HIGH ON NAZIA HASSAN ❤️
— یو! بہن جی (@Bibiobibuli) August 12, 2015