Google honours Pakistan’s Princess of Pop “Nazia Hassan” on 53rd birthday with a Doodle

Her life was tragically cut short by lung cancer at the age of 35

Nazia Hassan is one of the most recognized pop stars in the history of Pakistan. She was one of the pioneers of pop music in the country along with her brother Zoheb Hassan. The singer passed away 18 years ago after a battle with lung cancer.

On her 53rd birthday today, Google honored the pop queen of Pakistan with a Doodle exactly at 12 AM last night, describing her as:

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 favorite songs “Disco Deewane” and “Boom Boom” alongside her brother Zohaib.

The tech giant honors prominent personalities on special occasions with a personalized banner called ‘Doodle’. Nazia Hassan’s Doodle that appeared on Google last night is not only being seen in Pakistan, but it is also being shown to people in Iceland, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Google also released early concepts of the Doodle which can be seen below.

Read the complete description of the Doodle by Google here.


More about Nazia Hassan

Nazia Hassan was born on April 3, 1965, in Karachi. She came into the spotlight in Pakistan through the PTV program called Sung Sung and became one of the most famous and celebrated artists of Pakistan during the 70s and 80s.

Along with her brother Zoheb Hassan, Nazia successfully sold over 60 million records throughout the world. She also won a Filmfare Award becoming the first ever Pakistani artist to receive such a prestigious award.

Nazia Hassan was also the first ever Pakistani to reach the British charts with her single ‘Dreamer Deewane’ which was the English version of one of her most popular hits ‘Disco Deewane’.

Pakistan has a lot to thank the singer who helped redefine pop music in the country. Even today people listen to her songs and many artists pay their tribute through remixes and covers.

Unfortunately, Nazia Hassan left the world on August 13, 2000, at the very young age of 35 in London after fighting a prolonged battle with lung cancer.


Nazia Hassan Hits

Nazia Hassan created some of the most memorable songs in the country’s history. Her songs Ankhein Milane Wale, Disco Deewane, Dum Dum dede and more are timeless classics. Let’s listen to some of these again in remembrance of the legendary Nazia Hassan.

Ankhein milanay walay


Disco Deewane


Kariye Pyar Diyan Galan


Dil Ki Lagi


 Boom Boom


Dum Dum Dee Dee


Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi


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