Web Desk: Mehdi Hassan who is considered as a Shahenshah-e-Ghazal was born on July 18, 1927. His 91th birth anniversary observed today. Google Doodle paid tribute to Mehdi Hassan.
The Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer, Shahenshah-e-ghazal, Mehdi Hassan was born in a village called Luna, into a family of traditional musicians. Today, on Wednesday, his 91th birth anniversary is celebrated with its doodle feature.
Hassan is considered as one of the best ghazal singers of all time. His first song ‘Jis Ne Mere Dil ko Dard Diya’ was featured in the movie Susral in 1962 and got popularity with ‘Insha ji utho ab kooch karo is shar me dil ko lagna kia.’
Government of Pakistan awarded him many awrds like Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz.
Mehdi was died on June 12, 2012, in Karachi after suffering protracted illness.
Earlier, Google also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan and many others.