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Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan Khan ( July 18, 1927 – June 13, 2012) was a Pakistani ghazal singer and a former playback singer for Lollywood. He is famously known as the “King of Ghazal”. In 1979, he was awarded K. L. Saigal Sangeet Shehenshah Award by the Government of India. Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been awarded Bharat Ratna, once compared his songs to the “voice of god”. He was honored with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. In 1983, in the court of King Birendra he was awarded Gorkha Dakshina Bahu by the Government of Nepal.  He remained a leading singer of film industry along with Ahmed Rushdi. Mehdi Hassan died on 13 June 2012 after a protracted illness, in a private hospital in Karachi. The highest civilian honor of Pakistan is conferred on him Nishan-e-Imtiaz.

Awards

Civilian honors

The following civilian honors have been conferred on him.

Pakistan

  • 1985-Pride of Performance
  • Tamgha-e-Imtiaz
  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz
  • Nishan-e-Imtiaz

Government of Nepal

  • 1983-Gorkha Dakshina Bahu-

Government of India

K. L. Saigal Sangeet Shehenshah Award

Nigar Awards

  • 1964-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Firangi
  • 1968-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Saiqa
  • 1969-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Zerqa
  • 1972-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Meri zindagi hai nagma
  • 1973-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Naya rasta
  • 1974-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Sharafat
  • 1975-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Zeenat
  • 1976-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Shabana
  • 1977-Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Aaina
  • 1999-Nigar Award Special Millennium Award

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehdi_Hassan

 

Mehdi Hassan Pareshan Ho Kay Meri Khaak Ghazal BBC

Ghazals – abb ke hum bichray – Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan Live…Rafta Rafta Woh Meri

MEHDI HASSAN – ALL TIME BEST GHAZAL

mehdi hassan live in india

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