‘Shahenshah-e-Ghazal’ Mehdi Hassan passes away

  • imageGhazal maestro Mehdi Hassan passed away
  • Born -July 18, 1927, Luna village Rajasthan
  • Belonged to a family of traditional musicians
  • He migrated to Pakistan at the time of Partition in 1947
  • Began his career initially as ‘Thumri’ singer , earned prestige within the musical sorority at the time when Ustad Barkat Ali Khan, Begum Akhtar and Mukhtar Begum were regarded as the masters of ghazal singing

Awards conferred on him:

Awards (Conferred by)

  • Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Gen Ayub Khan)
  • Pride of Performance (Gen Ziaul Haq)
  • Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Gen. Pervez Musharraf)
  • Saigal Award (India)
  • Gorkha Dakshina Bahu Award (Nepal)



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