Mehdi Hassan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Mehdi Hassan

Pakistani singer

Date of Birth: 18-Jul-1927

Place of Birth: Rajasthan, India

Date of Death: 13-Jun-2012

Profession: singer

Nationality: Pakistan

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Mehdi Hassan

  • Mehdi Hasan Khan, NI (Urdu: ???? ???? ??? ?), (18 July 1927 – 13 June 2012) was a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood.
  • One of the greatest and most influential figures in the history of ghazal singing, he is famously known as the "King of Ghazal" or the "Shahanshah-e-Ghazal".
  • Known for his "haunting" baritone voice, Mehdi Hassan is credited with bringing ghazal singing to a worldwide audience.
  • He is unique for his melodic patterns and maintaining integrity of the ragas in an innovative way.
  • He was aware of his responsibility in keeping the raga based ghazal genre alive in modern times.
  • Born to a musical family, he influenced generations of singers from diverse genres, from Jagjit Singh to Sonu Nigam.
  • He earned numerous awards and accolades in his career and remained a leading singer of Pakistani film industry along with another contemporary playback singer Ahmed Rushdi, and it's estimated that "he sang and created soundtracks for almost 300 movies."

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