King of Ghazal - Mehdi Hassan dies in Pakistan
He was known as the Shehanshah of ghazal, Indeed a great loss, his void will never be filled,May his soul rest in peace.
he won numerous awards, Inculding Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan, and Gorkha Dakshina Bahu by the Government of Nepal.
Pakistani singing legend Mehdi Hassan has died of multiple organ failure at the age of 84.
The singer, hugely popular in India as well, was admitted to the Agha Khan Hospital in the southern port city of Karachi a few days ago.
Hundreds of fans gathered at the hospital after learning of his death, reports Indian news agency PTI.
Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar once likened his songs to the "voice of god".
He last Rajasthan in 2000 when the state government invited him for a convention of non-resident Rajasthanis.
Indian legend Lata Mangeshkar, while talking to Express News, said that she was deeply saddened to hear the news of Mehdi Hassan’s demise.
“Yeh hee manzoor thaa Allah ko,” she said.
“A voice like his may never be heard again.”
BTown pays respect to the legend
Shreya Ghoshal: Mehdi Hassan saab is no more. The voice, who made many music lovers and lovers find an expression of their hearts' stories, is gone. R.I.P. Saddened beyond comprehension.
"Jagjit ji (Jagjit Singh), now Mehdi saab. The voices who kept the legacy of ghazals alive are gone... This void can never be filled ever again."
Anupam Kher: Very saddened to hear about my favourite ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan's demise. As a student I had gate-crashed into Pakistan Embassy to listen to him. RIP.
Kailash Kher: Another Legend (Mehdi Hassan) has gone from this world. Lagta hai ghazal ka suraj dukhon ke baadalon ne dhak diya (It seems the sun of ghazals is hiding behind clouds of sadness).
Shankar Mahadevan: RIP Mehdi Hassan saab, huge loss to the world of music. Your voice is immortal though.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Emperor of ghazals no more... R.I.P Mehdi Hassan. You will be missed sorely!
Kabir Bedi: Saddened that Ghazal King Mehdi Hassan passed away. What a phenomenal impact he made with his unique voice and style!
Manoj Bajpayee: Ghazal King, one of my favourites, Mehdi saab passed away. May his soul rest in peace!
Meiyang Chang: My dad loved Mehdi Hassan saab. He was his biggest musical influence, and as a result, my first. RIP huzoor, your voice shall never fade away.
Dia Mirza: RIP Mehdi Hassan saab. Your songs are eternal.