Legends Are Not Born Everyday! Remembering Nazia Hassan On 54th Birth Anniversary


Legends are not born everyday! Remembering Nazia Hassan on 54th birth anniversary

The vacuum Nazia left in the music industry has remained unfilled but the songs she sung echo forever.

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 3rd April, 2019) In what would have been her 54th birthday, fans are remembering Pakistan's Pop legend Nazia Hassan.

Pop Queen Nazia Hassan introduced unique and inspiring singing style for the young generation in 1980s.

The sensational young singer sang such melodies which are still popular as many remixes have been introduced carrying songs and voice of late Nazia Hassan that include "Disco Deewane" and "Boom Boom".

Born on April 3, 1965, Nazia left her fans at young age of 35 on August 13, 2000. She was suffering from lung cancer. Besides being a pop singer and songwriter, she was a lawyer and social activist who started her music career at the age of 10 and later was included in the list of most prominent singers in Pakistan and India.

Twitterati is paying a tribute to the legendary singer on her 54th birth anniversary.

Nazia Hassan has always been an inspiration for the girls in Pakistan and pop music lovers around the world.

Too young, too charming, too bewitching – she was not only the queen of pop music but the queen of hearts as well.

But as sad as it could be, she left too early. Battling with lungs cancer for long, she died at the young age of 35, leaving many hearts broken and many eyes teary.

Since then, the vacuum she left in the music industry has remained unfilled but the songs she sung echo forever.

Starting with ‘Aap jaisa koi’ featured in Bollywood movie Qurbani to ‘Dua ye karo’ and ‘Teri yaad’, Nazia has given us many songs to cherish forever. Her hits Disco deewaney, Aankhein milaney waley, Dosti, Dil ki lagi, Sun maire mehboob sun, takes one to her eternal musical journey bringing back memories that lie somewhat suppressed in the head.

Being the first Pakistani and the youngest recipient of Filmfare Award, Nazia’s short journey is marked with many achievements. She was a foreign qualified and a lawyer who also had the opportunity to work for United Nations Security Council. She was awarded with Pakistan's highest civilian Pride of Performance award. Not only that, her activism and philanthropy led her to become the cultural ambassador of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

She did not only have a melodious voice, she was a beautiful soul too. Reaching the climax of her musical career during 80’s and 90’s, she left a glorious mark in the sub-continental history. Her music is still listened to and celebrated across the world.

As much tribute is paid to her for her amazing contribution to the world of music is less as such legends are not born every day. She was one in kind and this kind has never emerged since.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses