Fans of Pakistan’s pop queen Nazia Hassan on Wednesday remembered the iconic figure on her 48th birthday.
Born on April 3, 1965, the “Sweetheart of Pakistan” became country’s pop icon in the 80s.
Her first hit was a pop song “Aap Jaisa Koi” which she sang for an Indian film titled Qurbani at the age of 15. She won a Filmfare award for this song and paved the way for her debut album, Disco Deewane.
Nazia, along with her brother produced audio and video hits, forever changing the Pakistani pop music industry.
Even during the conservative era of General Ziaul Haq, Nazia persevered, not faltering in her passion for music and became a celebrity. Among her biggest hits were “Ankhen Milane Wale” and “Dum Dum Dede”.
In 1995, she got married and had her son Arez in 1997.
Sadly, Nazia passed away in 2000 after losing her battle with cancer. She, however, remains a celebrity in the hearts of the 80′s generation and lives on through her fans and all those who showered her with their love.