Pakistani Singing Legend Mehedi Hassan Dies In Karachi

By on June 13th, 2012 0 Comments

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The BBC is reporting that Pakistani singing legend Mehdi Hassan has died of multiple organ failure at the age of 84.
Here’s the beginning.

“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.

Hasan began his career more than 50 years ago, but once he achieved fame he was seen as the “king of ghazal”.

Ghazal, a genre of music specific to South Asia and parts of the Middle East, usually expresses sadness or love. It has been around for more than 400 years.

Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar once likened his songs to the ‘voice of God’.”

Go to BBC to read the rest of the story.

What was your favorite Mehdi Hassan ghazal?