Ghazal maestro Mehndi Hassan passed away in Karachi today. He was 84 and was has been ill for quite some now. His eternal hits like “‘Kab ke Bichhare” ” Ranjish hee sahi” and “Patta patta boota boota” made him extremely popular in both India and Pakistan. Our Bollywood celebs took to twitter to pay their tribute to this legend. Here’s what they had to say.
Amitabh Bachchan: Deeply pained to learn of the passing away of Mehndi Hasan, in Pakistan .. a vocalist of immense fame and unique sonorous voice
Arshad Warsi: Been a big fan of Mehndi Hasan, his Ghazals were playing in my head all day today… May his soul rest in peace
Ali Zafar: Mehdi Hassan moves on & lives forever. Leaving us with a legacy of music,magic,memories and so much more than words can describe.
Vaibhavi Merchant: R.I.P Mehdi Hassan Saab….
Dia Mirza: RIP Mehdi Hasan Saab… Your songs are eternal…
Shreya Ghosal: Saddened beyond comprehension. Jagjit ji, now Mehdi Sa’ab. The voices who kept the legacy of ghazals alive and how, are gone..
Manoj Bajpayee: Ghazal king one of my favourites mehandi saab passed away.may his soul rest in peace!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Emperor of ghazals no more… R.I.P Mehdi Hassan… You will be missed sorely!
Vishal Dadlani: Mehndi Hasan-Saab, RIP. You were the absolute king of Ghazals. This is a terrible loss to music.
Shekhar Ravjiani: Really saddened to hear of the death of Mr mehdi hassan. God bless his soul.
Sonal Chauhan: Just heard abt the demise of Mehdi Hassan. Really sad to hear that . May his soul rest in peace.
Anupam Kher: Very saddened to hear about my fav Gazal Singer Mehdi Hassan’s demise. As a student had gate crashed into Pak Embassy to listen to him. RIP.
This is indeed a great loss to music. May his soul rest in peace, our condolences to his family.