Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan passes away.
Hasan had been under treatment at hospitals in Pakistan for a while, and there had also been reports of shifting him to India. He was admitted at a hospital in Karachi for the past couple of weeks after he had developed a chest infection and breathing problems, reports The Express Tribune.
He passed away after he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital. It is expected that funeral prayers will be held on Thursday.
Hasan was born into a family of traditional musicians at Luna village, India, in 1927. His family migrated to Pakistan after 1947. He had been awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Pakistani government.