King of ‘Ghazal’ Mehdi Hassan being remembered today

The 94rth birth anniversary of legendary singer Mehdi Hassan is being observed today.

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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.

He was 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 Karachi.

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