‘Mehdi Hassan made lovers find an expression of their stories’

Updated: Jun 13, 2012, 14:02 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: The Hindi film fraternity is saddened by the demise of Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan. The veteran, who was ailing for long, succumbed to his illness in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday. The man who was blessed with a golden voice had wooed millions of ghazal lovers across the globe over the years.

Here’s taking a look at what celebrities from Bollywood had to say about the legendary personality:

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.

Madhur Bhandarkar:
Emperor of ghazals no more... R.I.P Mehdi Hassan... You will be missed sorely!

Kabir Bedi:
Saddened that Ghazal King MEHDI HASSAN passed away. What a phenomenal impact he made with his unique voice & style! #RIP

Sonal Chauhan:
Just heard abt the demise of Mehdi Hassan. Really sad to hear that . May his soul rest in peace.

Manoj Bajpayee:
Ghazal king one of my favourites mehandi saab passed away.may his soul rest in peace!

Shreya Ghoshal:
Mehdi Hassan sa`ab is no more. The voice, who made mny music lovers n lovers to find an expression of their heart`s stories, is gone. R.I.P. Saddened beyond comprehension. Jagjit ji, now Mehdi Sa`ab. The voices who kept the legacy of ghazals alive and how, are gone..

Dia Mirza:
RIP Mehdi Hasan Saab... Your songs are eternal...

Pakistani Cricketer and Politician Imran Khan:
Saddened to hear of the death of our legend Mehdi Hassan. His music will live on but we are poorer with his passing away.

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.

While speaking to Zeenews, singer Kailash Kher said, “We reached Karachi on the day we had our show in the city and because of security concerns I couldn’t meet the great ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan. He is no more, but his soulful renditions will reverberate for time immemorial.”