Friday, August 13, 2010

Remembering Nazia Hasan

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 film Qurbani made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and all of South Asia in the 80s.

Nazia came into limelight with the PTV’s program ‘Sung Sung’. Her music led to a redefinition of pop music in the country and Pakistan’s contemporary music scene owes a huge debt to the talented singer.

Nazia and 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.

2 comments:

i luv her voice, She is the nightingale of Pakistan

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