"App Jesa Koi": Nazia Hassan's 49th birthday

Published: April 3, 2014

Nazia started her professional career in 1980 at the age of 15, when she sang “Aap Jaisa Koi” for an Indian film titled Qurbani. PHOTO: APP

KARACHI: Pride of performance singer Nazia Hassan may have left us nearly 14 years  ago, but on her 49th birthday, fans of Pakistan’s first ever female pop icon recalled her evergreen hits. The Express Tribune picks out some of her most memorable songs.

She began her career as a child artist in late 70’s when she appeared on PTV.

Nazia started her professional career in 1980 at the age of 15, when she sang “Aap Jaisa Koi” for an Indian film titled Qurbani. She received Filmfare award for this song and paved the way for her debut album, Disco Deewane.

Nazia died of lung cancer on August 13, 2000 at the very young age of 35.

Government of Pakistan recognised her contribution towards promotion of pop music and awarded her the Pride of performance two years after her demise in 2002.

Here are the five of the most memorable songs of Nazia Hasan:

Aap jesa koi:

Disco Dewaane:

Boom Boom:

Ankhain milanay walay:

Aag:

Reader Comments (15)

  • Ralfsid
    Apr 3, 2014 - 11:15PM

    RIP Nazia Hassan….Aap Jesa Koi bhe hmri zindagi main nhn a paye…’cause you were the one and only NAZIA HASSAN.Recommend

  • sensible
    Apr 3, 2014 - 11:26PM

    I love her so much, she had such a unique voice and boy such a pretty face…Recommend

  • Apr 4, 2014 - 12:31AM

    Rest in Peace, Nazia Hassan, We still remember you and always pray for your buland darjaat

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  • sarah
    Apr 4, 2014 - 2:12AM

    she is living legend.. still with us

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  • THE
    Apr 4, 2014 - 3:35AM

    She will always live in the hearts of millions of Pakistanis around the world. May Allah bless her. Ameen

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  • mukamil shah
    Apr 4, 2014 - 6:56AM

    Human beings die but their deeds survive. She will be remembered in the hearts of many people. Almighty Allah rest her soul in peace and bless her eternal happiness.

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  • Shafaq
    Apr 4, 2014 - 9:08AM

    Her song “Talli tey thallay baikey” is also an evergreen song.

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  • Hums
    Apr 4, 2014 - 9:42AM

    There has never been a pop artiste like Nazia in the sub continent. She is evergreen. Even now when you hear her she sounds so fresh and young. What a talented woman.

    @Ismail She died of breast cancer and not lung cancer, please correct your story.

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  • Balochi Cynic
    Apr 4, 2014 - 9:51AM

    She is so adorable, and life is so unjust.

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  • cyrus
    Apr 4, 2014 - 10:46AM

    oh! i still miss her and love her. a heart touching voice. departed so early.

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  • Hina
    Apr 4, 2014 - 10:48AM

    How can we forget “ajnabi”, “Kya hoa” and the evergreen “tali day thalay”, such a melodious voice she had!

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  • Gp65
    Apr 4, 2014 - 11:37AM

    Nazia was very talented. Her success is a great example of meaningful Inia Pakstan collaboration. Aap jaisa Koi, Disco Deewane and Boom Boom were all published by Inian music industry.Recommend

  • alex
    Apr 4, 2014 - 12:44PM

    those whom gods love,die young-alfred tennyson…. very much true in this case—the song still continues to haunt&difficult to believe she is no longer there in this world

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  • Apr 4, 2014 - 1:20PM

    Nazia! you departed so early yar.:(

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  • jay
    Apr 4, 2014 - 3:04PM

    was a rage in india many years back. what a terrific voice .
    missed till today

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