3 April 1965 – 13 August 2000
Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist.
A graduate of the well reputed Richmond, The American International University and University of London.
She started her career when she was Just 10 Year old,
“Queen of Pop” in South Asia.
Along with her brother Zoheb Hassan, sell over 65 million records worldwide
Her English language single Dreamer Deewane made her the first Pakistani singer to make it to the British charts.
Hassan made her singing debut with the song “Aap Jaisa Koi” for Indian film Qurbani (1980)
Her album, Disco Deewane (1981), charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record.
Followed by Boom Boom (1982),
Young Tarang (1983)
Hotline (1987) (which was her last album with Zoheb)
Camera Camera (1992) (was part of a campaign against drugs)
Hassan became the most popular celebrities.
She received numerous national and international awards, at the age of 15 became the first Pakistani to win the Filmfare Award and remains the youngest recipient of the award till date.
Got Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Pride of Performance.
Appointed by UNICEF as its cultural ambassador in 1991
Nazia Hassan died in age of Just 35, due to lung cancer in London on 13 August 2000.
Nazia Hassan fought a long battle with cancer during the last years of her life and died of lung cancer in London on 13 August 2000 at the age of 35. She had been admitted to North London Hospice in London, three days earlier when her condition deteriorated. She showed signs of mild recovery the day before she died and it was thought that doctors would allow her to go home. But early Sunday morning, her mother Muniza was called to the hospital where her daughter had started coughing heavily at around 9:15 am. She died within minutes. Her Namaz-e-janaza took place at Golders Green Crematorium and she was buried at Hendon Cemetery (Muslim Section) in London per Islamic rites. In an interview with The Express Tribune, her brother Zoheb revealed “She died an unhappy person, she died in pain.
**(Most of the matter taken with thanks from Wikipedia)