LAHORE (9 News) – Rich tributes were paid to legendary singer Mehdi Hassan on his 92nd birth anniversary across the world on Thursday.
A ceremony was held in the memory of Mehdi Hassan. Actress Meera and Arif Lohar paid tributes to the great singer who sang over 25,000 ghazals and songs during his career. His fans will always remember him.
Mehdi Hassan was born on July 18 in Luna village of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan (India) in 1927. He gave his first musical performance on Radio Pakistan in 1957.
‘Ranjish hi Sahi Dil Hi Dukhane K Liye Aa’; ‘Patta Patta, Boota Boota’; ‘Dil-E-Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai’ and ‘Dil Ki Baat Labon Par Laakar’ are some of his all-time hits. He was also honoured with several awards, including Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.
He remained a leading singer of South Asian film industry and is most remembered for is ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s, ‘Gullon Mein Rang Bhare.’ His first song was ‘Jab Koi Pyaar Se Bulaye Ga, Tum Ko Ek Shakhs Yaad Aye Ga’ film Susral in 1962 and popular ghazal ‘Ik Husn Ki Devi Se Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha’ made him a legend.
Mehdi Hassan died on June 13, 2012, after a protracted illness in a hospital in Karachi.