Third death anniversary of the Legend Mehdi Hassan.

It’s been threeff vr years of passing a legend Mehdi Hassan. Today is the fourth death anniversary of the legend who is indispensable for his work.
The “King of Ghazal” or the “Shahanshah-e-Ghazal”. Known for his “haunting” baritone voice.
Mehdi Hassan had his musical grooming from his father Ustad Azeem Khan and uncle Ustad Ismail Khan who were both traditional Dhrupad singers
Mehdi Hassan is credited with bringing ghazal singing to a wide audience.
Well-versed in classical music, he sang light classical numbers, folk ditties, Sufi songs, and geets, but where he was peerless was ghazal gayeki. The master vocalist evolved a style of his own. This attitude was reflected in his choice of ghazals too.
The immense popularity of the song induced the poet to once comment that “the ghazal now belongs to Mehdi Hassan”.mehdi-hassan-dawn-2_6701

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