Mehdi Hassan’s funeral on Friday

Mehdi Hassan, the legendary Pakistani ghazal maestro, passed away at a Karachi (Pakistan) hospital on Wednesday and his son says that the funeral will take place Friday, June 15th.

“My father’s funeral will take place Friday in Karachi. We have asked for the permission from the government to bury him at Quaid-e-Azam mazar (Mazar-e-Quaid) in Karachi, but we are waiting for the approval” Arif Mehdi told us on phone from Pakistan.

Mehdi Hassan, is known for ghazals like ‘Ranjish hi sahi’, ‘Patta patta, boota boota’ and many others, passed away after multiple organ failure at Karachi’s Agha Khan Hospital. He was 84 years old.

“My father’s condition started deteriorating early morning and he breathed his last around 12:15 in the afternoon. All his children were by his side during his last moments. We can now just pray for his soul to rest in peace”

Talking about the arrangements that the family will make, for fans to pay their final respects, Arif said “We will definitely make special arrangements for his fans, who want to see him for the last time.”


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