Nazia Hassan: A disco queen remembered

Nazia Hassan’s music is just as relevant today as it was decades ago.

The birth anniversary of legendry pop singer Nazia Hassan was marked on Sunday.

Hassan was born in 1965 in Karachi. She began her singing career during the late 70s, when she appeared on several television shows on PTV as a child artist.

Her professional career started at the age of 15 when she provided the lead vocals for the song Aap Jaisa Koi from the 1980 film Qurbani.

In 1981, Hassan won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback for Aap Jaisa Koi. Her albums including Disco Dewane, Young Tarang, Hotline and Sang Sang earned huge appreciation.

Nazia died of lung cancer on August 13, 2000 at the age of 35.

She was given the Pride of performance award by the government of Pakistan in 2002.

Remembering Nazia

Pakistani celebrities reminisce about Nazia Hassan and their favourite songs by the iconic singer – read here.

Nazia Hassan our disco queen – read here.

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