Mehdi Hassan, the Ghazal legend died today i.e. June 13 at 12.22 PM at Agha Khan Hospital in Karachi due to multiple organ failures. The melody king, 84, was on ventilator and had been in critical condition.
The Indian-born Ghazal maestro has millions of fans not only in India and Pakistan yet across the world. The legend will always be in the heart of people due to his golden voice and powerful melody such as ‘Patta patta, boota boota’ and ‘Kab Ke Bichhare’.
The Ghazal maestro got initial musical training from his father Ustad Azeem Khan and uncle Ustad Ismail Khan.
He gave his voice for many films of Pakistan and 60s and 70s were dominated by Hassan and his style of ghazals.
Lata Mangeshkar once said that Mehdi Hassan’s songs were ‘Voice of God’.
Mehdi Hassan born in Luna village, Rajasthan, India in 1927 and migrated to Pakistan in 1947 at the time of partition. Hassan faced lots of ups and downs in his life. It was due to his acute passion for music that made him the Emperor of Ghazal.
Due to severe lung problem, the Ghazal King made less stage appearances and also lessened his recordings since 1980s.
The singer’s last performance in 2000 in India.Mehdi Hassan, the Ghazal Legend dies in Karachi