Google celebrates Nazia Hassan’s 53rd birthday with a doodle
Lahore (web desk) : Google is celebrating Nazia Hassan’s birthday with a doodle. The late pop icon would have turned 53rd today.
The google doodle describes her, writing that “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”
The ultimate “pop queen” of the 80s and 90s, Nazia Hasan was Pakistan’s sweetheart whose songs were on everyone’s playlist.
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.
She received numerous national and international awards, and became the first Pakistani to win the Filmfare Award at the young age of 15 and remains the youngest recipient of the award to date.
Hassan was not only a talented singer, but also a devoted scholar and humanitarian. Using her law degree, she worked at the U.N. as well as for UNICEF. She was passionate about the rights of young people, and often took the time to visit impoverished schools in Pakistan