Google is paying homage to the talent and courage of legendary Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan with its doodle feature on her 53rd birthday. Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos titled as ‘doodles’.
Pakistan’s First Pop Sensation
Nazia Hasan is undoubtedly the pop queen of Pakistan. She along with her brother Zohaib Hassan ruled the pop music industry during the 90s. She sang popular songs like Disco Deewane, Boom Boom, and many others. Her talent was also used by Bollywood movie ‘Qurbani’ with her popular number “Ap Jaisa Koi”.
Google pays heart melting tribute to the legend in a statement, “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 died of lung cancer on 13th August 2000 at the age of 35.