Today, June 13, is the 4th death anniversary of Medhi Hassan, the Pakistani ghazal singer credited with making this music genre popular around the world. Known as the ‘King of Ghazal’, his impeccable voice and remarkable talent inspired a generation of singers from various genres and earned him earned numerous awards and accolades. We pay tribute to the Pakistani legend by listing some of his best ghazals.
Ranjish Hi Sahi Dil Hi
Among the most famous of his ghazals, Ranjish Hi Sahi Dil Hi is both calm and melodious. The late artist had made full use of his deep voice in forming the ghazal into a melodious tune.
Ab Ke Hum Bichhre To
Medhi Hassan was a big name in Lollywood back in the day and composed many ghazals for a number of commercially successful films. One of his most famous was ‘Ab Ke Hum Bichhre To’, the work of the famous Urdu poet, Ahmad Faraz.
Rafta Rafta wo meri Hasti ke saman Ho gaye
Medhi Hassan noted for his “haunting baritone” voice which he used superbly in his ghazals. He ghazals are very distinct and easily distinguishable.
Baat Karni Mujhe Mushkil
Before his singing career, Ustad Mehdi Hassan used to work as a humble mechanic. He first got his opportunity to showcase his talent on Radio Pakistan, which earned his recognition.
Tera milna bohat acha lage
Regrettably, due to a severe illness, he had to retire in 1999. In 2010, he briefly stepped outside of retirement and composed the song ‘ Tera milna bohat acha lage ‘alongside Lata Mangeshkar. Two years l, he took his last breath and parted from earth.