Twitter alert: Mehdi Hasan, remembering a legend

Published: June 13, 2012
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Mehdi Hassan, who was ailing from chest infections and breathing problems, passed away at the age of 85.  PHOTO: ONLINE

Mehdi Hassan, who was ailing from chest infections and breathing problems, passed away at the age of 85. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: Today’s date will be remembered in the history of Pakistan for years to come as it will, from now on, commemorate the passing away of legendary ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan. The whole world, along with Pakistan and India mourned the legend’s sad demise.

Mehdi Hassan, who was ailing from chest infections and breathing problems, passed away at the age of 85. While celebrities from the sub-continent praised him and lamented his passing away, his fans from all around the world posted what the greatest ghazal legend meant to them on the social networking website Twitter.

‘Ghazal’ was trending in both, India and Pakistan, whereas ‘Karachi’ was trending in India.

Top tweets

Imran Khan ‏@ImranKhanPTI

Saddened to hear of the death of our legend Mehdi Hassan. His music will live on but we are poorer with his passing away.

Ali Zafar ‏@AliZafarsays

Mehdi Hassan moves on & lives forever. Leaving us with a legacy of music, magic, memories and so much more than words can describe.

Sherry Rehman ‏@sherryrehman

RIP Mehdi Hasan..the man with the golden voice passes away. Grew up hearing him sing on Radio Pakistan. End of an era.

Shah Rukh Khan ‏@iamsrk

Memories of my mom cooking in a grimy kitchen as it rained outside, while mehdi hassan floated out of a Beltek 2 in 1.

Faisal Qureshi ‏@faisalqureshi

Can we please not mourn Mehdi Hassan’s passing? Why can’t we celebrate that we were fortunate to have had him and celebrate his work?

Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi ‏@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi

It would go as far to say Mehdi Hassan nurtured the ghazal-singing to its current prominence –#RIPMehdiHassan

Marvi Sirmed ‏@marvisirmed

The fact that Pakistan was home to the great#MehdiHassan, makes us privileged and fortunate. He leaves subcontinent music orphaned.

Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi

“His was a musical soiree that was a blend of the popular and the courtly..some of the best film music..” #MehdiHassan

shazy ‏@shazyhaq

Shahensha-e-Ghazal you are immortal. Rest in peace #MehdiHassan

Erum K. ‏@ErumSKhan

Each of his ghazals are a cherished marvel appealing to the the romantic that lies within #MehdiHassan RIP

Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi ‏@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi

Grew up watching/listening this: Yeh Watan Tumhara Hai, Tum Ho Pasbaan Iss Key – Mehdi Hassanhttp://bit.ly/K17U1H #Pakistan

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  • Jun 13, 2012 - 6:12PM

    we miss u. U are the king and u’ll be the king of Ghazal. No one can take ur place.Recommend

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