File Photo: Nazia Hassan
56th birth anniversary of Queen of Pop Nazia Hassan was observed today (Saturday) with tributes to her unforgettable services in Pakistan’s entertainment and music industry.
Nazia Hassan was born in 1965 on this day in Karachi and started her career at the age of 10 as a child artist. She and her brother Zohaib Hassan are pioneers of popular music in South Asia.
Nazia Hassan made her singing debut with 'Aap Jaisa Koi' and her debut album, Disco Deewane was released in 1981.
Her first album received a worldwide fame and became best-selling Asian pop album.
Her English language song Dreamer Deewane made her the first Pakistani singer to make it to the British music charts.
Her famous songs include; dosti, laikin mera dil, aag, tahli dy thalay beh k, boom boom, dum dum dee dee, dil ki lagi and aankhain milany walay.
Nazia Hassan was also a philanthropist and her last album, Camera Camera released in 1992 was part of a campaign against drugs.
She received several international and national awards, including Pride of Performance.
Nazia Hasssan passed away on August 13, 2000, in London at the age of 35, due to cancer.