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.
Saddened to hear of the death of our legend Mehdi Hassan. His music will live on but we are poorer with his passing away.
Mehdi Hassan moves on & lives forever. Leaving us with a legacy of music, magic, memories and so much more than words can describe.
RIP Mehdi Hasan..the man with the golden voice passes away. Grew up hearing him sing on Radio Pakistan. End of an era.
Memories of my mom cooking in a grimy kitchen as it rained outside, while mehdi hassan floated out of a Beltek 2 in 1.
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?
It would go as far to say Mehdi Hassan nurtured the ghazal-singing to its current prominence –#RIPMehdiHassan
The fact that Pakistan was home to the great#MehdiHassan, makes us privileged and fortunate. He leaves subcontinent music orphaned.
“His was a musical soiree that was a blend of the popular and the courtly..some of the best film music..” #MehdiHassan
Shahensha-e-Ghazal you are immortal. Rest in peace #MehdiHassan
Each of his ghazals are a cherished marvel appealing to the the romantic that lies within #MehdiHassan RIP