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Mehdi Hassan’s Birth Anniversary observed across Pakistan

The Birth Anniversary of Shahen Shah-e-Ghazal Mehdi Hassan has observed today i.e. Thrusday July 18, 2013. Mehdi Hassan was also known as “King of Ghazals” in 1979. He was born in Luna, India on July 18, 1927.

He started his career of singing from Radio Pakistan in 1957, where he was given first opportunity to sing since then he had been contributing many ghazals for Pakistan. On June 13, 2012, he died at Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi after a protracted illness of lungs.

During his tenure of singing, Mehdi Hassan was honoured with Tamgah-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by government of Pakistan.

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