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Mehdi Hassan ill, hospitalised in Karachi

Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan was admitted in Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi following a lung ailment.

Written by Aniens | Karachi |
October 30, 2008 4:56:45 pm

Noted Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan was admitted in Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi on Wednesday evening after his health deteriorated.

The singer was hospitalised following a lung ailment, reported the ‘Daily Times’. Hassan’s family has requested the nation to pray for his health, added the paper.

Affectionately called Khan Sahib, Mehdi Hasan has been bestowed with the title “Shahenshah-e-Ghazal”. He is a legendry Pakistani Ghazal singer and a former playback singer for Lollywood.

He was born in the village of Luna in Rajasthan, India in 1927 into a family of rich traditional musicians, and claims to be the 16th generation of hereditary musicians.

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