93rd birth anniversary of legendary singer Mehdi Hassan is being observed on Saturday.
Born in Rajasthan in 1927 Mehdi Hassan belonged to traditional family of musicians.
He got his early music education from his father and uncle and began performing at a very young age.
In 1957, Mehdi Hassan started professional singing from Radio Pakistan primarily as a thumri singer.
He sang memorable songs for a large number of Pakistani films.
In 1964, his ghazal “Gulon mein rang bharay,baad-e-naubahar chale” written by renowned Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and composed by Rasheed Attre gave him eternal fame.
His melodious voice earned him the title of “Shahanshah-e-Ghazal”.
He was awarded many awards including Nigar Award Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Nishan-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance.
He breathed his last on this date in 2012.