Amitabh Bachchan remembers Mehdi Hassan

Legendary Pakistan ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan passed away yesterday in Karachi after prolonged health ailments. Amitabh Bachchan was one of the first B-towners to tweet about the musical maestro’s demise. Big B said on Twitter: “Deeply pained to learn of the passing away of Mehdi Hassan in Pakistan… a vocalist of immense fame and unique sonorous voice.” He further added, “Mehdi Hassan, an entire era of soulful ghazal singing gone… now left with beautiful memories and personal meetings with him.” Big B was one of those few Hindi film personalities who has met the Pakistani artist. Recalling his meeting with the singer, Bachchan senior said, “Mehdi Hassan once told me, he came from humble beginnings, and used to train and sing to the tone of the tractor sound in the fields.”