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Ghazal Maestro Mehdi Hasan Dies in Karachi

by Sheela Philomena on  June 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan passes away.
Ghazal Maestro Mehdi Hasan Dies in Karachi
Ghazal Maestro Mehdi Hasan Dies in Karachi
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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.

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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.

Source: ANI
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