MEHDI HASSAN, THE GREATEST GHAZAL-SINGER EVER, HAS DIED!

R.I.P. #MEHDI HASSAN !THE LEGENDARY PAKISTANI SINGER has died a short while ago in the port city of Karachi,PAKISTAN!

MEHDI HASSAN WAS 84 AND HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM ‘THROAT-CANCER’ AND LUNG-INFECTIONS FOR OVER A DECADE.HE DIED OF MULTIPLE ORGAN FAILURES.HE WAS IN THE ‘AGHA KHAN HOSPITAL, KARACHI,PAKISTAN’.
A SEA OF MOURNING SWEEPS THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT AND PAKISTAN.MR.HASSAN WAS DECLARED AS ‘VOICE OF GOD’ BY AN ANOTHER LEGEND LATA MANGESHKAR OF INDIA.HASSAN SHAHEB OR KHAN SAHIB -AS HE WAS OFTEN REFERED ,HAD ALSO WORKED AS A PLAYBACK SINGER IN A GOOD DEAL OF PAKISTANI CINEMAS.

MEHDI HASSAN WAS HAILED AS THE GREATEST ‘GHAZAL’-SINGER OF ALL TIME.HE WAS BORN IN THE INDIAN STATE OF RAJASTHAN IN 1927.HE LATER MIGRATED TO PAKISTAN AT THE TIME OF INDIA-PAKISTAN PARTITION.HE WAS 20 AT THAT TIME.

MEHDI HASSAN HAS A HUGE HUGE FOLLOWING IN BOTH THE COUNTRIES OF INDIA N PAKISTAN AND HE WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE MIDDLE-EAST NATIONS WHERE PEOPLE STILL HAVE A GREAT PASSION FOR THE CLASSICAL FORM OF MUSIC,BETTER KNOWN AS ‘GHAZAL’.

GHAZAL HAS A HISTORY OF AROUND 400 YEARS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN AKIN TO THE FINEST TRADITION OF URDU PLUS PERSIAN POETRY WHICH SERVE AS THE LYRICS FOR GHAZAL-RENDITIONS!GHAZAL IS EXTREMELY POPULAR STILL,THOUGH,DUE TO LACK OF OFFICIAL PATRONAGE THE NUMBER OF SINGERS ARE FASTLY DWINDLING!

MEHDI HASSAN HAD A RARE SWEETNESS IN HIS VOICE.HE WILL BE MISSED PRETTY BADLY!HE HAPPENED TO BE MY MOST FAV. GHAZAL SINGER ALONG WITH GHULAM ALI!

WITH HARMONIUM HE COULD WEAVE A COMPLETE SPELL AND ENTHRALL HIS AUDIENCES!HIS VOICE ALWAYS HEIGHTENED THE ESSENTIAL TEMPO OF LOVE AND THE REQUISITE TENOR OF SADNESS PRESENT IN ABUNDANCE, VERY TYPICALLY IN GHAZALS!

THE VOICE OF MEHDI HASSAN SHALL KEEP COMING N HAUNTING US !

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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