Pop icon Nazia Hassan’s death anniversary observed

ISLAMABAD: The 14th death anniversary of pop Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan was observed on Wednesday.

Her song Aap Jaisa Koi (1980) made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and in South Asia. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best selling Asian pop record up until that time.

Nazia Hassan along with her brother Zohaib Hassan went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide. Nazia was the first Pakistani to win a Filmfare Award and remains the youngest winner of a Filmfare Award in the category of Best Female Playback Singer to date when she was 15.

Nazia Hassan is a recipient for the Pride of Performance Double Platinum Award and Golden Discs Awards.

The pop icon Nazia Hassan died of lung cancer at the age of 35 on August 13, 2000.

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