9th death anniversary of Mehdi Hassan Khan observed

LAHORE (Web Desk) - The 9th death anniversary of renowned Singer known as Shehenshah-e-Ghazal, Mehdi Hassan Khan observed on Sunday.

He was born on July 18, 1927 in India.

In 1957, he was given the opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan, primarily as a thumri singer.

Mehdi Hassan was honored with numerous awards including Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.

He sang for over 300 films during his music career.

Mehdi Hassan died on June 13, 2012 after a protracted illness in Karachi.