17th death anniversary of Nazia Hassan being observed today

Sunday 13 August 2017 2 months ago 125   Karachi   Print

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Report  Web Desk : KARACHI: Pakistani pop queen Nazia Hassan passed away 17 years ago today due to lung cancer. The iconic singer was born in Karachi on April 3, 1965 and passed away on August 13, 2000. Her debut song Aap Jaisa Koi in 1980 shot her to fame but for Nazia, it was just the beginning of a career that would leave an impression in the hearts of an entire generation and more. Along with her brother, Zohaib Hassan, Nazia released her album Disco Deewane in 1981. Her songs Dosti, Disco Deewane, Aankhen Milane Wale, Boom Boom and Dil ki Lagi are still considered timeless classics. Nazia was not only blessed with an angelic voice to serenade audiences, but also with an empathetic heart. Her philanthropic work made her win several accolades. The singer released more than a dozen albums in her life spanning 35 years and even collaborated with Indian classical legend Kishore Kumar once. In 1991, she joined the United Nations and also worked for UNICEF. Interestingly, Nazia also wrote a song on abstinence from drugs called Nasha Na Karo. (01)