News|June 13, 2012 3:44 pm

Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan passes away

Legendary Ghazal and classical music maestro Mehdi Hassan passed away today in Karachi, Pakistan at 12.22pm.

Hassan was 84 and was suffering from lung, chest and urinary tract disorder for a few years and was in ICU for quite some time.

The legend had expressed his wish to meet Bollywood legends Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan while in hospital.

Bollywood celebs tweeted about Mehdi Hassan’s passing away:

Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata):

(In Hindi) aaj bohot bade ghazal gayak kalaakar mehedi hassan sahab hamare bich nahi rahe,mujhe is baat bohot dukh hai,gazal gaayki ke kshetra mein unhone bohot bada parivartan laaya,aaj gazal unke jaane se ghazal ki bohot nadi haani hui hai, ab un jaisa kalakar phir se aana mushkil hai,wo bohot bade shastriya sangeet ke gayak bhi the,aur unke gaane me rajasthan ke sangeet ki khushboo bhi thi,unhone mere liye kuch gaane banaaye the, unme se hi ek ghazal maine jo unhone mujhe gaake bheji thi, uska maine duet karke record kiya tha,un ke saath mera ye ek hi gaana hai, main ishwar se prarthana karti hun, ki mehedi sahab ki aatma ko woh shaanti pradan karein.

Madhur Bhandarkar ‏@mbhandarkar268: Emperor of ghazals no more… R.I.P Mehdi Hassan… You will be missed sorely!

Shreya Ghoshal ‏@shreyaghoshal: Mehdi Hassan sa’ab is no more. The voice, who made mny music lovers n lovers to find an expression of their heart’s stories, is gone. R.I.P.

Saddened beyond comprehension. Jagjit ji, now Mehdi Sa’ab. The voices who kept the legacy of ghazals alive and how, are gone..

This void can never be filled ever again.

Anupam Kher ‏@AnupamPkher: Very saddened to hear about my fav Gazal Singer Mehdi Hassan’s demise. As a student had gate crashed into Pak Embassy to listen to him. RIP.

Shankar Mahadevan ‏@Shankar_Live: RIP #Mehdi Hassan saab, huge loss to the world of music…your Voice is immortal though.

Daler Mehndi ‏@dalermehndi: Ghazal samrat Mehndi Hassan Saheb ki sureeli Awaz ko sadeeyo tak log bhula nhi payenge!

Bhot dukh hua !! Jagjit Ji ke baad ek aur baraa fankaar hum sabko APNE meethi yaadein de kar chalaa gya..

Saluting the Ghazal maestro Ustad Mehndi Hassan Khan Saheb on his final journey.. An astounding singer and a great human.. Rab Rakha

Hansal Mehta ‏@mehtahansal: Mehdi Hassan gone. The world is losing all it’s melodious voices. Very soon we will have only cacophony in the name of music.

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt ‏@VishwaMBhatt: Salute to the king of GHAZAL ……MEHDI HASSAN ……may his MOST MUSICAL SOUL rest in peace……

Meiyang Chang ‏@MeiyangChang: My dad loved Mehdi Hassan sahab. He was his biggest musical influence, and as a result, my first. RIP huzoor, ur voice shall never fade away

Humaima Malick ‏@HumaimaMalick: So terribly sad to hear about Mehdi Hassan’s passing. He was truly a legend and a musical genius. R.I.P.

Dr Manmohan Singh ‏@PMOIndia: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has expressed deep grief over the passing away of noted Ghazal singer, Mehdi Hassan.

UK reality TV star Mark Wright ‏@imarkwright: Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan dies at 84 – The melodious voice behind evergreen hits like ‘Patta patta, boota boota’….

Our condolences to Mehdi Hassan’s family.

 

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