Legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan who had been ailing for a while passed away earlier today in Karachi following multiple organ failure. He was 84 years old.
Mehdi was known for his evergreen ghazals and even sung in many Pakistani films. He had a huge fan following both in India and Pakistan.
Many B-town celebs expressed their sorrow via Twitter over Hassan saab’s demise.
Dia Mirza tweeted, “RIP Mehdi Hasan Saab… Your songs are eternal…”
Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, “Ghazal king one of my favourites mehandi saab passed away. may his soul rest in peace!”
Anupam Kher tweeted, “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.”
Shreya Ghoshal tweeted, “Mehdi Hassan sa’ab is no more. The voice, who made many 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.”
We at Bollywood Hungama too express our heartfelt condolences to Mehdi Hassan saab’s family members.