Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan stable now
16 January, 2012
Pakistani Ghazal legendary Mehdi Hassan's health is improving now and he possibly will be shifted to private room from Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital in Karachi.
Mehdi Hassan was put on a ventilator after he collapsed due to respiratory problems. 84-year-old Hassan has been ill for the last few years due to a serious lung condition that has led to complications and breathing problems.
"He is still in the ICU and doctors are looking after him round the clock. All we can do now is pray for him and hope Allah gives him life," said Hassan's son, Asif Mehdi himself a singer.
The legendary singer, who was born into a family of traditional musicians at Luna village in Rajasthan in 1927 and the voice behind evergreen ghazals like ‘Ab ke hum bichde' and ‘Patta patta boota boota, had recently lost his voice due to his illness.