92nd birth anniversary of Mehdi Hassan observed

92nd birth anniversary of Mehdi Hassan observed

Lahore (Web Desk): The 92nd birth anniversary of legendary singer Mehdi Hassan was observed on Thursday (July 18), the Radio Pakistan reported.

He was born on July 18 in Luna village of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan (India) in 1927. The legendary Ghazal singer landed his first musical performance on Radio Pakistan in 1957.

Mehdi had sang many ghazals and playback songs for Pakistani movies. ‘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 Mehdi’s all-time hits.

He was also honoured with numerous awards including Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.

Mehdi Hassan died on June 13, 2012, after a protracted illness in a hospital in Karachi.