Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: In his early days, he [Mehdi Hassan]

worked at a bicycle shop and as a car mechanic before he gained fame for his mastery of the Ghazal, a traditional love poem expression put to music.

He became known as the "King of Ghazal."

His songs rang out frequently across markets and buses, in homes across Pakistan and beyond, and were the soundtrack to more than 300 Pakistani films.

from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Pakistani Singer Mehdi Hassan Dies


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