Late Singer Nazia Hassan’s husband, Ishtiaq Baig, has filed a defamation case against his former wife’s brother Zoheb Hassan in London. As per a report in, Ishtiaq says that the latter has made serious allegations against him due to which his reputation has been damaged and he has faced severe backlash from people.

It is impertinent to mention that a year and a half ago, Zoheb levelled serious allegations regarding Nazia’s death on his brother-in-law on the occasion of the Disco Deewane crooner’s 22nd death anniversary.

According to police records, no evidence of poison was found in Nazia’s body, while Zoheb continued to describe his sister’s death as unnatural. However, Ishtiaq, the singer’s husband, has denied the accusations made by his wife’s brother several times. It should be noted that Nazia was battling cancer for a long time before her untimely demise. There is also a death certificate issued by the British authorities to verify the news.

However, this is not the first time a legal suit has been filed between the two. In 2018, Zoheb revealed that Ishtiaq is in talks to make a film on his late wife “so he can feature himself and further profit from her name and fame.” The 56-year-old singer added that the Hassan family will be taking the legal route if any such thing is implemented.

Taking to Facebook, Zoheb wrote, “The Hassan family has come to know that Nazia’s ex-husband is trying to make a film on her life so he can feature himself and further profit from her name and fame. Anyone entertaining this individual shall be duly and legally sued by our family as he has no legal right or basis to do so.”


The Disco Deewane vocalist passed away in August 2000 at the age of 35, presumably from lung cancer.