Nazia Hassan ( 3rd April 1965 – 13th August 2000 )

Google writes: “When young Pakistani girls in the 1980s closed their eyes and clutched a pretend mic in their hands, swaying and singing, a major inspiration was Nazia Hassan. Hassan, sometimes referred to as the “Princess of Pop”, was a sensation the likes of which hadn’t been seen in the region in years. Young and graceful, with long flowing hair, she charmed the country by belting out favourite songs “Disco Deewane” and “Boom Boom” alongside her brother Zohaib.”

Nazia Hassan was a Pakistani pop singer, lawyer and social activist. She graduated from well reputed Richmond, The American International University and University of London.

She started singing at the age of 10 and became one of the most prominent singers in Pakistan and India.

Hassan made her singing debut with the song “Aap Jaisa Koi”, from, the Indian film Qurbani (1980). Her debut album, Disco Deewane (1981), charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record up at the time.[7] This was followed by Boom Boom (1982),[8] Young Tarang (1983),[9] and Hotline (1987) which was her last album with Zoheb. Her last album, Camera Camera (1992), was part of a campaign against drugs.[10] Along with her brother, she also appeared in several television programs. In 1988 she appeared in Sung Sung with music maestro Sohail Rana. They also hosted the first-ever pop-music stage show, Music ’89, produced by Shoaib Mansoor.