LONDON: Tributes poured in on Saturday as Pakistan marked the 16th death anniversary of “Queen of Pop” and social activist Nazia Hassan. The pop star died in a London hospital on August 13, 2000 after a long battle with cancer. Zoheb Hassan, a pop star himself and brother of Nazia Hassan, visited the grave of her late sister in London on Saturday morning and offered prayers. Hassan shared a photo of the visit with fans on Twitter. “Prayers at Nazia's grave this morning....,” Zoheb Hassan tweeted. Hassan’s tweet drew immediate response from fans who paid tributes to the pop diva.
“She's still sorely missed, may Allah elevate her status in Jannat Ameen Thoughts & prayers with You & your family,” Shamama Ababsi, a Twitter user, said. Nusrat Zehra, another Twitter user, said that “Dear nazia hasan your legacy of beauty, poise and utmost grace ll live on forever,#RIP” “@zoheb_hassan may Allah grant her the highest place in jannah! Ameen! She's in a better place now! With Allah x,” another fan tweeted. Born on April 3, 1965, she ruled the music field in Pakistan during the decade of 1980's. She also got fame by singing along his brother Zohaib Hassan. The pop singer, who was shot to fame after she sang a song "Aap Jaisa Koi" (1980) for the Indian movie `Qurbani' at the age of 15, had her talent recognized across the whole South Asia. Nazia was the first Pakistani to win a Filmfare Awards and remains the youngest winner of a Filmfare Awards in the category of Best Female Playback Singer to date. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record up until that time. Nazia Hassan, along with her brother Zohaib Hassan, went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide. Nazia Hassan is a recipient for the Pride of Performance, Double Platinum Award and Golden Discs Awards. - SAMAA
Prayers at Nazia's grave this morning.... pic.twitter.com/1PX3AvYzot— Zoheb Hassan (@zoheb_hassan) August 13, 2016