Bollywood mourns the sad demise of Mehdi Hassan.

On Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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Gazal singer Mehadi Hassan passed away!

Mehadi Hassan, the legendary Pakistani ghazal and classical music maestro breathed his last the day before at Karachi, Pakistan at 12.22pm. With his death, both the Bollywood plus Pakistani music fraternity faced a slaughter that can never be recovered.  The veteran was admitted in hospital in the ICU for pretty sometime, being suffered from lung, chest and urinary tract disorder. Many Bollywood as well as music legends have expressed their grief over the veteran’s death.

The Nightingale Lata Mangeskar expressed her soulful accolade after saying, “”A singer like him is born once in a millennium. It is my bad luck that I could not sing with him when he was healthy. Now I can only regret. With his demise the music fraternity has lost a great and legendary singer”.

Said Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen,  “I remember him saying I can see ‘sur’. We should celebrate him across India and Pakistan because he was an asset to both the countries. He was legendary. Such people come only once in a while,”

“He has been an inspiration to anyone who has anything to do with music. He created an institution called Mehdi Hassan… I am still absorbing the news. It’s difficult to digest that he has passed away,” Said another Pak singer Adnan Sami.

Zia Khan said, “I am sad as I was when my father died. What aesthetics of music, what a great artiste he was. In his field of work he was a king because his choice of ‘kalam’, his music, was supreme.” “It is a great loss. Everyone learnt from his music, technique and style of singing. I had the opportunity to meet him and he was always encouraging.

Singer Chitra Singh, the wife of late Jagjit Singh told, “He has been unwell since quite sometime.”

Apart, the Twitter page was also found laden with lots of tributes from Bollywood as well as Pakistani legends including Mr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, on the sad demise of the great singer.

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. zingagi mein toh sabhi pyaar kiya karte hain…main toh meri jaan, markrr bhi tumhein chahoonga….

Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata): (In Hindi) aaj bohot bade ghazal gayak kalaakar mehedi hassan sahab hamare bich nahi rahe,mujhe is baat bohot dukh hai,gazal gaayki ke kshetra mein unhone bohot bada parivartan laaya,aaj gazal unke jaane se ghazal ki bohot nadi haani hui hai, ab un jaisa kalakar phir se aana mushkil hai,wo bohot bade shastriya sangeet ke gayak bhi the,aur unke gaane me rajasthan ke sangeet ki khushboo bhi thi,unhone mere liye kuch gaane banaaye the, unme se hi ek ghazal maine jo unhone mujhe gaake bheji thi, uska maine duet karke record kiya tha,un ke saath mera ye ek hi gaana hai, main ishwar se prarthana karti hun, ki mehedi sahab ki aatma ko woh shaanti pradan karein.

Madhur Bhandarkar ‏@mbhandarkar268: Emperor of ghazals no more… R.I.P Mehdi Hassan… You will be missed sorely!

Shreya Ghoshal ‏@shreyaghoshal: Mehdi Hassan sa’ab is no more. The voice, who made mny 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.

Anupam Kher ‏@AnupamPkher: 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.

Shankar Mahadevan ‏@Shankar_Live: RIP #Mehdi Hassan saab, huge loss to the world of music…your Voice is immortal though.

Daler Mehndi ‏@dalermehndi: Ghazal samrat Mehndi Hassan Saheb ki sureeli Awaz ko sadeeyo tak log bhula nhi payenge!

Bhot dukh hua !! Jagjit Ji ke baad ek aur baraa fankaar hum sabko APNE meethi yaadein de kar chalaa gya..

Saluting the Ghazal maestro Ustad Mehndi Hassan Khan Saheb on his final journey.. An astounding singer and a great human.. Rab Rakha

Hansal Mehta ‏@mehtahansal: Mehdi Hassan gone. The world is losing all it’s melodious voices. Very soon we will have only cacophony in the name of music.

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt ‏@VishwaMBhatt: Salute to the king of GHAZAL ……MEHDI HASSAN ……may his MOST MUSICAL SOUL rest in peace……

Meiyang Chang ‏@MeiyangChang: My dad loved Mehdi Hassan sahab. He was his biggest musical influence, and as a result, my first. RIP huzoor, ur voice shall never fade away.

Kailash Kher @Kailashkher: Another Legend (Mehdi Hassan) has gone from this world. Lagta hai ghazal ka suraj dukhon ke baadalon ne dhak diya (It seems the sun of ghazals is hiding behind clouds of sadness).

Gulon Mein Rang Bhare Baad E Nau Bahaar chale, Chale Bhi aao ke Gulshan Ka Karobar Chale, Immortal Mehdi Hasan Music, love Personified

Kabir Bedi @iKabirBedi: Saddened that Ghazal King Mehdi Hassan passed away. What a phenomenal impact he made with his unique voice and style!

Manoj Bajpayee @BajpayeeManoj: Ghazal King, one of my favourites, Mehdi saab passed away. May his soul rest in peace!

Humaima Malick ‏@HumaimaMalick: So terribly sad to hear about Mehdi Hassan’s passing. He was truly a legend and a musical genius. R.I.P.

Dr Manmohan Singh ‏@PMOIndia: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has expressed deep grief over the passing away of noted Ghazal singer, Mehdi Hassan.

We offer our heartiest reverence to the family of Mehdi Hassan and wish, “May his soul rest in peace”!

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