Today marks the 10th death anniversary of the iconic Pakistani pop
singer Nazia Hassan. Nazia Hassan at the age of thirteen won the
hearts of millions of people around the world through her unique
style of music.
Her song ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ from the Bollywood film “Qurbani” made her a
legend and pop icon in Pakistan and in South Asia in the 80s.
Nazia came into limelight with the PTV’s children music program ‘Sung
Sung’. Her music led to a re-definition of pop music in the country
and Pakistan’s contemporary music scene owes a huge debt to the
talented singer.

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Nazia and her brother Zhoaib received not only their education at
London, but also studied singing and music there. Although singers
such as Alamgir and Mohammad Ali Shehky were already in the popular
singing, it was Nazia who really popularized pop music in Pakistan.
Nazia’s album ‘Disco Deewany’ became highly popular and it made a
record sale. Nazia Hassan died in August 13, 2000 in London after a
prolonged battle with lung cancer at the young age of 35.
She will always be regarded as the undisputed pioneer of
sub-continental pop music, selling a staggering 60 million records
internationally in a career spanning two decades. (AAJ TV)