Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan

   
In the Indian subcontinent, the name of Mehdi Hassan and his voice needs no introduction. He was a singer and music composer. His singing was equally popular in India, and Pakistan and India’s leading singer Lata Mangeshkar once attributed Mehdi Hassan’s singing to ‘God’s Voice.’ During his music career, he sang 468 songs and released 115 albums. The fame which he contributed to Pakistan is still unmatchable. In the fertile era of film music, he became the second favorite singer after Ahmed Rashidi. Death has only snatched his earthly body from us. His everlasting voice will live forever. This article has all the information about Hassan, including Mehdi Hassan Biography.

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Personal
Name:Mehdi Hassan
In Urdu:مہدی حسن
Famous As:King of Ghazal
Nationality:Pakistan
Residence:Karachi
Education:He received Music education
Religion:Islam
Website:mehdihassan.com
Awards :He Bagged Various Awards
Born
Date:18th July 1927
Place:Luna, Rajasthan, British India
Family
Spouse:Married
Children:14 children (9 Sons) & (5 Daughters)
Parents:Ustad Azeem Khan
Siblings :Ghulam Qadir
Relatives:Ustad Ismail Khan (Uncle)
Died
Date:13th June 2012
Rest Place:Karachi
Career
Occupation(s):Singer, music composer
Genres:Classical music, ghazal, playback singing, filmi
Instruments :Vocals , Harmonium
Years active :1957–1999 (retired)

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Mehdi Hassan Biography

  • He earned the title ‘King of Ghazals’. Mehdi Sahab started his professional life from a mechanic and reached the heights of fame as a Ghazal singer and music composer. Highly experienced in classical singing, Hassan sang mystic songs, folk ditties, Geets, but Ghazal Gayeiki was something in which he was incomparable. The Ghazal maestro introduced a new style of ghazal singing. Instead of giving priority to the poet, he always gave preference to the poem. 
  • This style of him introduced many unrecognized poets like Farhat Shehzad, Khatir Ghaznavi, and Saghir Siddiqi. Mehdi Sahab is a recipient of prestigious National laurels Hilal E Imtiaz, Nishan E Imtiaz, Tamgha E Imtiaz, and Pride of Performance. He also won nine Nigar awards. Through his voice, he illuminated the name of Pakistan in the world.

Mehdi date of birth

He was born on 18th July 1927 in Luna, a village in Rajasthan. In 1947 he, along with his family, moved to Pakistan and settled in Chichawatni, Punjab.

Education of Hassan

His father and uncle Dharpad were experts in singing, and he received his early training at home. He belonged to the sixteenth generation of the Klavant family.

Mehdi Hassan Family

He belonged to a family of musicians. He was son and nephew of Dhrupad singers Ustad Azeem Khan and Ustad Ismail Khan, respectively. He had fourteen children, nine sons, and five daughters. Apart from his sons Asif and Kamran, he also taught music to his grandchildren. His sons are also serving in the music industry. Tariq Mehdi is a multitalented playback singer, Arif and Imran Mehdi are Tabla players, Asif, Shehzad, Faizan, and Kamran Mehdi are ghazal singers, and Waris Mehdi is a pop singer. One of his son Sajjad is a D.S.P traffic police.

Music Career

Initial Career

  • In 1947, Mehdi Hassan, aged 20, emigrated with his family to Pakistan and began repairing bicycles as a laborer in Chichawatni, a town in Punjab. He mastered the work of a mechanic and became a motor mechanic first and then a tractor mechanic. Still, despite this occupation, he did not neglect the idea of music and continued his practice at all costs. He received his musical training from his father, Ustaad Azeem Khan, and his uncle, Ustaad Ismail Khan, who was a classical musician. He introduced himself to classical music when he was eight years old. 
  • He have been familiar with the mysteries of singing since his childhood, but the journey began in 1952 with Radio Pakistan’s Karachi studio. Since then, he has sung more than 25,000 film non-film songs and lyrics. The story of his journey spans several decades. The first song that he recorded for the film was for the Pakistani movie “Shikar” in Karachi. Written by poet Yazdani Jalandhari, composer Asghar Ali, Muhammad Hussain composed the song. For the same film, he sang another song written by Yazdani Jalandhari, ‘Mere Khayal o Khawab Ke Dunya Liye Hwe, Phir Aa Gaya Koi Rukh E Zaiba Liye.’

Peak of Career

  • In the 1960s and 1970s, Mehdi Hassan was one of the most famous film singers. And from Santosh Kumar, Darpan, Waheed Murad, and Mohammad Ali to Nadeem and Shahid, every hero moved his lips to the songs sung by him. In serious circles, his status as a Ghazal singer remained strong. As a ghazal singer, he visited the countries of the subcontinent many times. He has sung songs for a total of 441 films, and the number of songs is 626. 
  • Out of the movie, the number of Urdu films is 366, in which 541 songs were sung. He sang 82 songs in 74 Punjabi films. He sang for 28 consecutive films from 1962 to 1989. More than 100 of his songs were filmed on actor Muhammad Ali. Apart from this, he also appeared in the film ‘Shareek E Hayaat’ in 1968. In 1956, after a long struggle, he got the opportunity to become a film singer.
  • For this, he had to go to Karachi, where his elder brother Pandit Ghulam Qadir was associated with Karachi Radio as a musician. And on his recommendation, he had the opportunity to sing ghazals on the radio. His first ghazal that became popular on the radio was the famous ghazal of the classic poet Mir Taqi Mir ‘Ye Daikh Tu Kay Dil Jaan Say, Uthta Hai.’

Fandom

Pakistan’s former President Ayub, Zia-ul-Haq, and Pervez Musharaf were also his admirers and granted him the civil honors, but the greatest honor for Mehdi was the immense popularity and love he received from the people’s court. Even outside Pakistan and India, where Urdu-speaking people live, he has been admired, and in the early 1980s, Mehdi Sahab visited Europe and the United States and lived there for a long time. Pervez Mehdi was the first of his students to make a name for himself, and all his life, he continued to pay homage to his teacher. Later, talented students like Ghulam Abbas, Salamat Ali, Asif Javed, and Talat Aziz kept his singing style alive.

Mehdi Hassan Death

In 2000, he had 1st stroke. In 2005 his family took him to India for ayurvedic therapy. His Indian admirers, including Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar, and A.B. Vajpayee, welcomed him. After returning from India, he had a 2nd stroke, which paralyzed him. After suffering from chest, urinary, and lung ailments for twelve years, he passed away on June 13, 2012, at an AKUH (Agha Khan University Hospital) Karachi.

Mehdi Hassan Songs

List of Albums

  1. The Legend
  2. Nazaraanaa
  3. Live at Royal Albert Hall
  4. Andaaz E Mastaanaa
  5. Khuuli Joo Ankh
  6. Classical Ghazals Volume.1, 2& 3
  7. Ghalib Ghazals
  8. Ghazals ForeverVolume.1
  9. Golden Collection Of Mehdi Hasan Volume. 1&2
  10. Kehna Usaay
  11. In Concert
  12. Life Story
  13. Mehdi Hassan
  14. Live at Khambaays
  15. Live Concert in India
  16. Dil Joo Rotaa Hai
  17. Saada E Ishq
  18. Golden Greats
  19. The Finest Ghazals
  20. Sarhadaain
  21. Surr Ke Kooi Seemaa Nahin
  22. Yadgaar Ghazlain Volume. 1
  23. Naqssh E Faryaadi
  24. Mehdi Hassan Volume.1 and 2
  25. Tarz
  26. Mehdi Sings Punjabi Film Hits

Ghazals

  1. Aalam E Khwab ho yaa
  2. Aj Tu Ghaair Sahe
  3. Ankhon Say Milii Aankhain
  4. Agay Barhay Naa Qissaa E Ishq E Butan Say Ham
  5. Ap Ke Aankhoon Nay
  6. Aye Kuch Abar Kuch Sharab Aye
  7. Ab Kay Ham Bichdray To Shayad Kbhii Khawaboon Mein Milain
  8. Ae Roshniyoon Kay Shehar Bataa
  9. Anjuuman Anjuuman Shanasaaye
  10. Apnoo Nay Ghaam Diyay Tu Yaad Aa Gayaa
  11. Arzze Niyaaze Ishq Ki
  12. Bat kerni mjhe mushkill kbhi aise tu naa thi
  13. Beqaraari se Beqaraari hey
  14. Bheegii Hwe Aankhoon Kaa
  15. Bhooli Bisrii Chund Umeedain
  16. Chaltay Ho Tu Chamann Koo Chaliyee
  17. Chiraag E Toor Jalaao Baraa AndherAa Haii
  18. Dekh too Dil Ke Jan Say Uthtaa Haii
  19. Dekhnaa Unkaa Kankhiyoon Say
  20. Dil E Nadaan Tjhe Hwa Kyaa Haai
  21. Dil E Veraan Haii Tere Yad Hey Tanhaae Hey
  22. Dil Ke Bat Laboorn Par Laa Kar
  23. Dil Mein Ab Yun Teri Bhuli Hue Gham Aatay Hain
  24. Deewaar Daar Pay
  25. Dil Mein Toofaan Chupaae Bethaa Hun
  26. Duniyaa Kiasi Kay Payaar Mein Janat Say Kam Nahein
  27. Duniyaa Say Tujh Ko
  28. Dayaam Padaa Hwa Teray Dar Pay Nahe Hun Mein
  29. Ail Baar Chalay Aoo
  30. Aik Bus Tuu He Nahein Mujh Say Khafaa Ho Baithaa
  31. Aikk Jhalakk Dikhlaa Day
  32. Aik Khiltaa Hwa Ghulaab
  33. Aik Sitamm Or Mere Jaan, Abhe Jan Baaqi Hei
  34. Fikar He thahaarii To Dil Koo Fikar E Khuban kyoon Naa Ho
  35. Faisala Tum Ko Bhool Janay Kaa
  36. Gaa merey Deewaanay Dil
  37. Garmi E Hasratt E Nakaam Say Jal Jatay Hein
  38. Garchee Saau Baar Ghum E Hijr Say Jan
  39. Ghaazab Kiyaa Teray Waaday Pay Eitbaar Kiyaa
  40. Gaair Bankee Naa Milay Ham
  41. Goo Zaraa Se Bat per Barsao Ke Yaaraanay gaye
  42. Guloon meiin Rang Bharay Baad E Naubahaar Chalay
  43. Gulshaan Gulshaan Shoola E Gul ke
  44. Gunchaa E Shoq Lagaa Hei Khilnay
  45. Hmare Saansoon Mein Aj Tk
  46. Har Dardd Kao
  47. Hamain Kooi Gham Nahein Thaa Ghum E Aashiqi Say Pehlay
  48. Ham He Main The Naa Kooi Bat
  49. Aik Husan Ke Devei Say Mjhe Payaar Hwa Thaa
  50. Aik Khaliish Ko Hasil E Umr E Ravan Rehnay Diyaa
  51. Jb Bh Ati Hey Tere Yad Kbhi Shaam Kay Baad
  52. Jb Bhi Chahain Aik Naye Sooraat
  53. Jb Bh Pee Kaar
  54. Jb Kooi Piyar Say Bulaaye Gaa, Tjh Koo Ik Shakhssh Yad Aye Ga
  55. Jb Teray Naain Muskuraatay Hein
  56. Jb Us Zulf Ke Bat Chalii
  57. Jahaan Ja Ke Chaain
  58. Jo Chahte Hoo Wo Khehte Hoo
  59. Kahaan Gae Wo Wafaa
  60. Khuuli Jo Ankh Wo Thaa
  61. Kiyaa Hai Payaar Jis Say Hum Ne Zindagi ke Tarah
  62. Kyaa Bhalaa Mjh Koo Parakhnay Kaa Nateejaa Niklaa
  63. Kiyun Hum Say Khafaa Ho Gayee Aey Jan E Tamannaa
  64. Mein Hossh Meiin Thaa
  65. Mein Khaayal Hunn kisi Auur Kaa
  66. Mein Nazar Say Pe Rahaa Hun
  67. Mohaabat Krne Waalay
  68. Muhabat Zindagi Hei Or Tum Mere Muhabat Ho
  69. Mjhe Tum Nazarr Say Giraa Tu Raahe Hoo
  70. Navak Andaaz Jidhaar Dida E Jana Hon Ge
  71. Nishaan Bh Kooi Naa Chora ke
  72. Pattaa Pattaa Bootaa Bootaa Haaal Hamaraa Jaanay Hey
  73. Phool He Phool Khiil Uthaay
  74. Payaar Bharay Do Sharmilay Naain
  75. Qisaa E Ghum Mein Teraa Naam
  76. Rafta Rafta Wo Mere Hastii Kaa Samaan Ho gayee
  77. Ranjissh He Sahe Dil He Dukhaanay Ke Liye Aaa
  78. Rim Jhim Ki Barsat Hai Or Jaagay Hwe Jazbaat Hein
  79. Roshaan Jamaal E Yar Say Hai
  80. Shehron Mulkoon Mein Jo Yey Mir
  81. Saamnay Aa Kay Tujh Ko Pukaara Nahein
  82. Sehar Ho Rahe Hai
  83. Shikwaa Naa Kar Gilaa Na Kaar Yey Duniyaa Hai Payaare
  84. Sholaa Thaa Jal Bujha ho
  85. Tanha Thi Auur Hameshaa Say Tanhaa Hai Zindaagi
  86. Tark E Ulfat Ka Silaa
  87. Teray Bheegay Badan Ke Khushbo Say
  88. Terey Meray Payaar Kaa Aisa Naataa Hai
  89. Tere Khushe Mein Agar Ghum Mein Bh Khushe Na hue
  90. Tootay Hwe Khwaaboo Kay Liye
  91. Tehar Thorii Dair to
  92. Tunay Yeh Phool Jo Zulfoon Mein Sajaa Rakhaa Hai
  93. Tu Mere Zindagii Hai
  94. Usne Jabb Mere Taraf
  95. Uzar Aanay Mein Bh Hai Or Bulaatay Bh Nahe
  96. Wo Dilnawaaz Hai Lekin Nazar Shanas Nahe
  97. Yad Tere Nay Zamanay Ko Bhulaa Rkha Hy
  98. Yaro kisii Qatil Say Kbhi Payaar Na Mangoo
  99. Yuun Na Mil Mujh Say Khaafa Ho jese
  100. Yeh Dhuwaan Kahan Say Uthta Hai
  101. Yeh Kaghazi Phool Jise Chehray
  102. Yeh Mojezaa Bh Muhabbat Kbhi Dikhaye Mjhe
  103. Yey Teraa Naazuuk Badann Hei Yaa Koi Mehkaa Ghulaab
  104. Yun Zindagii Ke Raaah Mein Takraa Gayaa Koi
  105. Zindaagi Meiin To Sabhii Payaar Kiyaa Kartay Hein
  106. Zulf Koo Tere Ghataaon Kaa Payaam Aya Hai
  107. Ultii Hoo Gaye sb Tadbeerain Kuch Naa Dawaa Nay Kaam Kiya
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