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Mehdi Hassan funeral on June 15
Mehdi Hassan, the legendary Pakistani ghazal maestro born in India, passed away at a Karachi hospital Wednesday, June 13, and his son Arif Mehdi says that the funeral will take place Friday. “My father’s funeral will take place Friday in Karachi,” said Arif on phone from Karachi, adding that they have yet to finalise the place. “We have asked for the permission from the government to bury him at Quaid-e-Azam mazar (Mazar-e-Quaid) in Karachi, but we are waiting for the approval,” he added. Hassan, known for ghazals like Ranjish hi sahi, Patta patta, boota boota, passed away at Karachi’s Agha Khan Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 84. “My father’s condition started deteriorating early morning and he breathed his last around 12:15 in the afternoon. All his children were by his side during his last moments. We can now just pray for his soul to rest in peace,” Arif said. He also revealed that the family will be make arrangement for his father’s fans to pay their last respects to him. “We will definitely make special arrangements for his fans, who want to see him for the last time,” he added.
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Jagjit Singh’s Pakistani fans wish him a speedy recovery
Jagjit Singh, the king of ghazals is still admitted in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital for treatment after suffering a brain haemorrhage. The singer has a number of fans not only in India but also across the border. Patrons of ghazals in Pakistan expressed their concern over Singh’s health. At a cafe in Pakistan, fans were being treated with Singh’s ghazals throughout the day; starting from Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho up to his most recent hit Badi nazuk hai from Joggers’ Park. Chaaye Khana, a cafe in Lahore had a mat on the table decorated with the words ‘Our hearts just missed a beat’. The message was written as soon as devoted fans of the singer in the cafe came to know that Singh was on ventilator support. Many of his fans as well as Pakistani singers prayed for Singh’s quick recovery.
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