Mehdi Hassan funeral News
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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Bollywood singers Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu visit Mehdi Hassan’s grave in Karachi
Bollywood singers Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu visited the grave of Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan in Karachi to pay their respects. Mehdi Hassan’s death marked an end of an epoch in the subcontinent’s music history, they said. No one will ever be able to fill the vacuum created by his demise, they told reporters on June 16. Alka said she had grown up listening to his ballads and was in love with his songs Dono jahan teri mohabbat main har kay and Woh ja raha hay koi. The India-born singer died of breathing complications at a private nursing home in Karachi on June 13. His funeral took place Friday. Hassan, who has a huge fan following around the world, had been suffering from lung, chest and urinary tract ailments for the past many years. The Indian singers had come to Pakistan to attend the last rites of the legendary singer but could not obtain a security clearance for the same, Geo News reported.
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